ARTIST LECTURES, OPENINGS AND EXHIBITIONS IN 2018

 
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Exhibit: Via Crucis at Saint Peter's Church of NYC

Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue, NYC

February 8-May 17, 2018.

https://www.saintpeters.org/the-arts-and-design/galleries/

Public reception and artist discussionThursday, February 8, from 7-9 p.m. RSVP via our Facebook event

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Richard Hagerty's exhibit, VIA CRUCIS, is a contemporary rendering of the 14 Stations of the Cross. It will open at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue) on Thursday, February 8, at 7 pm with a reception, and will close on May 17th.

Richard “Duke” Hagerty, a Charleston, South Carolina-based Post Modern Surrealist painter, is set to debut Via Crucis: The Way of the Cross, a series of fourteen panels depicting this iconic subject in narrative material of our time, in the Narthex Gallery at Saint Peter’s Church (Lexington Avenue and 54th Street) on Thursday, February 8, 2018. 

The exhibition will open with a cocktail reception and live discussion moderated by Pastor Jared Stahler of Saint Peter’s Church from 7-9:00 pm, and will run through May 17th.

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Lecture: "Jung and Surrealism." 

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 5 pm. 

Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street, Charleston, SC.

Ticketed event

 charlestonjung@gmail.com

http://charlestonjungsociety.org/2017/07/15/march-10-2018-richard-duke-haggerty-jung-and-surrealism/

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The progression of life in the universe is dependent on the passing of information over time. The information is coded in mathematical patterns which are eventually revealed to us as we come to understand our surroundings through experience and our narratives. Hagerty’s talk explores how this information is passed on a fundamental level, starting with Jung and the collective unconscious and on to biological systems and Chaos Theory. 

Hagerty will share a glimpse of his personal journey and how Jung and dream analysis profoundly affected his life, as a painter in particular but also and as a man in general. He will shine a light on the process through which biological systems, through DNA,  can encode the collective unconscious. Additional topics and questions that will be discussed in his talk are: chaos, quantum, relativity, meditation, and lucid dreaming. Is the structure of the world directed or undirected? Is there consciousness or just intelligence? 

Hagerty will share a glimpse of his personal journey and  how Jung and dream analysis profoundly affected his life,  as a painter in particular but also and as a man in general. He will shine a light on the process through which biological systems, through DNA,  can encode the collective unconscious. Additional topics and questions that will be discussed in his talk are: chaos, quantum, relativity, meditation, and lucid dreaming. Is the structure of the world directed or undirected? Is there consciousness or just intelligence? 

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Exhibit: American Visionary Art Museum 

American Visionary Art Museum, The Great Mystery Show.

Baltimore, Maryland.

October 7, 2017-September 2, 2018

Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, Founder, Director.

http://www.avam.org/exhibitions/great-mystery-show.shtml

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AVAM's Show Description:

"The Great Mystery Show beckons you—each the star of your own personal mystery show—to our American Visionary Art Museum's newest, wholly original, art exhibition. From psychics to physicists, The Great Mystery Show artfully peels away the veil of the unknown, playfully exploring mystery as that one secret power behind great art, science, and pursuit of the sacred. One part lively fun house, two parts cosmic dream lab, the exhibition weaves the creative investigations of 39 visionary artists, research scientists, astronauts, mystics, and philosophers into one grand-scale exploration of mystery that's 100% devoted to inspiring that ever-questioning "sleuth for the truth" in each of us. No "alternative facts here"—just a wildly visual exaltation of the strangeness and wonder of Life itself.

Our choice of Mystery as a communal focus celebrates the fact that we humans start out life as little question machines, i.e. "Why is the sky blue, Mommy?" Even Einstein declared, "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." As we grow and age, our hardwired need for answers and meaning progresses—"Is there life after death?" or "Why do terrible things happen to good people?" Here, Einstein offers more sage solace, "God does not play dice with the universe" — his assertion that life is not random, nor casually conceived, nor without purpose. 

Mystery holds the door open to human imagination, inspiring our fascination with whodunit-style film and books and theological and scientific inquiry. In a time of so much focus on fear and doom, inventor Michael Faraday reminds us, "Nothing is too wonderful to be true."

May your life's mystery unfold in ways of wonder, greater peace and joy!"