The next exhibition at Edgar Modern will be a solo show from Heath Hearn titled ‘Hypnagogic | In These Colours We Dream’.
‘Hypnagogic’ and ‘In These Colours We Dream’ are two new bodies of work by Heath Hearn, representing both the onset of wakefulness and the onset of sleep. Hypnagogia is a specific instance of hallucinatory dream occurring in the transition between sleep and wakefulness – something the artist has personally experienced since childhood.
Influenced by medieval mythology, the ‘Hypangogic’ series depicts an expression of the darker side of the conscious mind where the demons Incubus and Succubus mingle with voodoo figures, magic folklore, superstition and prophecy. ‘In These Colours We Dream’ was born as a reaction to this first set of paintings, from the notion that our dreams exist in the form of vivid fragmented shapes while we are asleep, translating back to more familiar forms through the lens of the conscious mind as we awaken.
The exhibition will open with a Private View on Saturday 21 November, 6 – 8pm and continue in the gallery until 6 December 2015
Here’s a sneak peak of some of the new works that will be on display: