"Surrealism Unbound" This group exhibition was a celebration of the surreal art form. Featuring a collection of surrealist works by burgeoning artists from around the world. Linder exhibited fifteen detailed pencil drawings pulled from the pages of his sketch book in the industrial 3000 sq. foot Artists Gallery warehouse in Chelsea.

Metamorphosis

New York, graphite on acid free paper,

8 x 10

2001

Strange wine

New York, Graphite on acid free paper,

8 x 10

2001

Smoke

New York, graphite on acid free paper,

8 x 10

2001

Reflections of reality

New York, graphite on acid free paper,

8 x 10

2001

Exquisite corpse

New York, graphite on acid free paper,

8 x 10

2001

The diversity of the artists has produced an eclectic array of pieces that excite repressed fantasies and examine unconscious thoughts. The exhibition focused on artworks reflecting surreal, symbolic and fantastic images and their celebration of love, sensuality, hidden desire, fears, and the subconscious as a source of creativity. The paintings in the exhibit range from bizarrely juxtaposed, dreamlike images by Allan Linder, reminiscent of Salvador Dali.

The chaotic, amorphous subjects in the paintings of Antanas Adomaitis, and the paintings by Alex Brodsky inspired by the classical masters, are just a few examples of the versatility of this show. Rassouli combines the philosophy of the East with artistic technology of the West to create his own style called, 'Fusion Art". These are examples of just a few of the over forty artists featured in Surrealism Unbound. The huge industrial space in which the Artists' Gallery is located in Chelsea provides a perfect environment to present these cutting-edge artworks. It will also feature an opening reception with many performances which reflect how artists combine the two worlds of the real and the surreal.

Return to the exhibits 2003