Jackie Dreamspell – The Atman and the Ego

May 3rd – May 26th, 2019
2nd Saturday Reception: May 11th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Artist Talk/Performance/Guest Performance: May 19th, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eyes and Mouth #1
Jackie Dreamspell
Eyes and Mouth #1
Screen printing ink on canvas
Eyes and Mouth #2
Jackie Dreamspell
Eyes and Mouth #2
Screen printing ink on canvas
Eyes and Mouth #3
Jackie Dreamspell
Eyes and Mouth #3
Screen printing ink on canvas
Eyes and Mouth #4
Jackie Dreamspell
Eyes and Mouth #4
Screen printing ink on canvas
Eyes and Mouth #5
Jackie Dreamspell
Eyes and Mouth #5
Screen printing ink on canvas

Axis Gallery is happy to announce self-taught artist, musician and actor Jackie Dreamspell’s solo exhibition titled The Atman and the Ego. This body of works is based on the Eastern philosophy of allowing your thoughts to be, as in a meditation. The conundrum is our ego- where we may want to control and direct our thoughts.

Philosopher Alan Watts once said “It’s like trying to see your eye with your own eye, or trying to bite your teeth with your own teeth.”  You simply can’t.  It creates chaos trying to do so with thoughts stacked on top of one another. This is made even more difficult with the barrage of information we are pounded with via technology and social media.

The visual representation of this in my paintings is of the eye and teeth piled, tumble stacked on one another. Some of our thoughts are large and some are small- thus the varying size of the eyes/teeth images. Variations of this are included in his self-portrait sculptures and film works. All are representations of one form or another of our ego and how we react and cope not only with our own ego but also of the world around us.

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