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Explore 'Highway Hypnosis' in Pasadena

24 Sep 2012 8:28 AM
Explore 'Highway Hypnosis' in Pasadena

The strange interplay between time and place has been a seemingly inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists for centuries. Painters especially seem to be drawn to the ways in which these two dimensions interact and relate. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that Pasadena, a city with a long history of art and artists, has a museum devoted to this particular topic.

The Time and Space Gallery, located, fittingly, at 838 ½ Foothill Boulevard in La Canada Flintridge, is a venue where local artists can explore the difficult themes hinted at by the gallery's name. The current exhibit delves into this difficult terrain head on.

Highway Hypnosis, billed as a "meeting of the conscious and subconscious" on the gallery's website, gives local artists free reign to explore this transitional space in any way they choose. The paintings on display run the gamut from seemingly ordinary to impressionistic and surreal. Owners of Pasadena real estate may find that this is the perfect opportunity to visit the gallery and expand their knowledge of the local art scene and, quite possibly, their minds.

According to Pasadena Magazine, the exhibit is a strange and fascinating journey into the space between dream and reality, and the local artists presenting their works are apt guides for this curious territory.