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Lawrence Jordan: Dreamscape 101


Lawrence Jordan: Dreamscape 101

Opens Saturday, January 26, 3:00 - 6:00pm

January 26 - March 31, 2019

Lawrence Jordan’s first solo exhibition in Berkeley since 2012 aims to achieve two things: The first is to bring Jordan and his work back to the very house where he, Jess and Robert Duncan spent critical time with Pauline Kael. The nostalgic and domestic setting will certainly provide a key to unlock Jordan’s enigmatic work, that ranges in both media and time.

The second goal is to provide a space that can accommodate the variety of media in which Jordan creates. By exhibiting collages amongst boxes, the viewer can easily see the connection between Jordan’s process which he sees as an “alchemical process to convert lead into gold.” Jordan’s alchemy turns the “detritus of culture” into dreamlike sequences. We will also be hosting unique film screenings of collaged and live action films over the course of the exhibition. 

Dreamscape 101 acts as a survey of Jordan’s oeuvre, but perhaps the better word is something more akin to a homecoming.  We have physically returned to the space where some of the earliest and most formative days of Jordan’s career occurred, right here in the Pauline Kael - Jess Murals House.

Film Program:
Thursday, January 31, 7:00pm: A Night of Films by Lawrence Jordan
Sunday, February 3, 2:00pm: Documentary Screening & Dialogue with Lawrence Jordan
Sunday, March 3, 10:00am - 10:00pm: Circus Savage

Film still from  Duo Concertantes , 1961 - 1964.

Film still from Duo Concertantes, 1961 - 1964.

Lastly, don't miss The Alchemist’s Lens: The Works of Lawrence Jordan at Anglim Gilbert Gallery, from January 5 - February 2, 2019, exhibition opening on January 12, 2019 from 4:00-6:00pm at Minnesota Street Projects in San Francisco. We are thrilled to be participating in one of two Lawrence Jordan exhibitions taking place in tandem this winter. 

Curated by Paris Cotz 

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The Pauline Kael - Jess Murals House
2419 Oregon Street
Berkeley, CA

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Earlier Event: December 3
Art Basel | Miami Beach | PULSE 2018
Later Event: January 26
Dreamscape 101: Opening Reception