The Ben Maltz Gallery Explores the Spiritual, Metaphysical, and Alchemical in Contemporary Art

The Ben Maltz Gallery Explores the Spiritual, Metaphysical, and Alchemical in Contemporary Art

The Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design and the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University are pleased to present an exhibition of contemporary art entitled Tapping the Third Realm on view September 22 through December 8, 2013. Opening reception takes place on the fall equinox, Sunday, September 22, 3pm-6pm (3pm-5pm Otis; 4pm-6pm LMU) followed by three months of related programming listed below.

A large group exhibition, Tapping the Third Realm presents the work of thirty-four artists who address the idea of spirituality through conjuring, communication, collaboration, and chance. It explores how artists tap into another dimension, whether a place of spirits, ideas of heaven, or the collective unconscious. Elements of magic, witchcraft, intuition, and profound attention are evident in the artists' creative processes. There are portals to the spirit world, communications with the dead, spells manifested in glass, prayers as drawings, potions as paintings, and dreams transformed into sculpture.

This exhibition is curated by Meg Linton (Director of Galleries and Exhibitions at Ben Maltz Gallery) and Carolyn Peter (Director and Curator at Laband Art Gallery.)

Featured artists: Ruth Ann Anderson, Annie Buckley, Christopher Bucklow, John Cage, Linda Ekstrom, Clodagh Emoe, Amanda Yates Garcia, Cliff Garten, Cheri Gaulke, Zach Harris, Philip Havice, Alicia Henry, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Kyle August Lind, David Lloyd, Dane Mitchell, Christina Ondrus, Naida Osline, Sohan Qadri, Ron Regé, Jr., Ross Rudel, Liza Ryan, Betye Saar, Marie Schoeff, Kenzi Shiokava, Linda Stark, Andrés Torres-Vives, Dani Tull, Linda Vallejo, Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick, Bryan McGovern Wilson, Tom Wudl, and Rebecca Tull Yates.


Full Moon Event II: The Atomic Priesthood
Sunday, November 17, 4pm-6pm, Free
Starts at OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery

Join New York based artist Bryan McGovern Wilson on a journey from the Ben Maltz Gallery to the Laband Art Gallery filled with obstacles and devotion led by an Atomic Priest and overseen by the moon. The Atomic Priesthood is an ongoing, multidisciplinary art project that draws from the unique history and conditions of nuclear waste management. This ritual/performance is steeped in ecological stewardship, advocacy, and strategies for deep-time communication.

Program begins at Otis at 4pm and finishes at LMU by 6pm. Dress for the late afternoon weather and wear walking shoes.