Post by Samantha Collie
The Goss-Michael Foundation currently features a whimsical exhibit titled EAT ME – DRINK ME. The idea is taken from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol. The exhibit “transforms the gallery into a place of reflection, introspection and a cabinet of curiosities”. EAT ME – DRINK ME features ten artists and is on display through Saturday, August 22, 2009.
Drawing upon a collection of Contemporary British artists, EAT ME – DRINK ME features works by Mat Collishaw, Matthew Darbyshire, Ian Dawson, Tracey Emin, James Hopkins, John Isaacs, Rachel Kneebone, Mark Titchner, Christian Ward, and Gary Webb.
If you have not visited the Goss-Michael Foundation to see EAT ME – DRINK ME, I would recommend visiting right away and catch this particular show before it disappears.
Setting the Scene
You walk in to experience a dark mysterious room. To your left are sounds of whispering wind and water. The quiet whirl of mechanical art swirls in a maddening hypnotic manner courtesy of Mark Titchner’s Poppa and Momma displays, which are right in front of you.
The gallery makes you feel a little like walking through a strange wonderland. Some of the art allows for interaction like the incredible audio/visual experience of Leda and the Swan by Matt Collishaw. Leda and the Swan take up an entire room with a mix of projected moonlight imagery; mirrors and sounds manage to bring the Greek myth to life.
Another memorable work is Inside Reflection by James Hopkins. This piece invites the viewer to step up and look through a beautiful kaleidoscope onto the street outside.
Overall, the Goss-Michael Foundation is small, colorful and memorable. The gallery makes you wonder what to expect next. The Goss-Michael Foundation is located at 2500 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas. They are online at www.gossmichaelfoundation.org.
I can’t wait for their next exhibit!
About Goss-Michael Foundation (From Website)
The Goss-Michael Foundation was founded by George Michael and Kenny Goss in June 2007. The Foundation offers the public a rotating schedule of exhibitions derived from Goss and Michael’s private collection as well as other institutions. These exhibitions serve as a challenge to preconceived art notions and strive to set a new standard in artistic awareness by providing visitors with fresh and fascinating art experiences. Through these experiences, the Foundation hopes to generate new perspectives and conversations on the creative methods of contemporary artists. Locally, the Foundation is dedicated to contributing to Dallas’s thriving artistic community and enhancing the public’s familiarity and interaction with mid-career and emerging international artists.
The Goss-Michael Foundation Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday by appointment only.