Don’t scoff at the power of dreams. “Oneiric Artifacts,” a ceramics exhibition, could change your skepticism of the subscious. Sculpted by Susan Crowell, a professor of ceramics in the School of Art and Design, “Artifacts” is a collection of seven of her most recent works.

“I see (dreams) as big opportunities,” Crowell said. “They allow me to see things in a different way. They’re mysterious and entertaining, and though science may have explanations for why dreams occur, I prefer to think otherwise.”

One of the installations, “Ever Since I Put Your Picture In A Frame,” was inspired by a dream that involved laying on green pastures and looking at bleach-white clouds, a scenario perhaps only possible in the realm of untamed imagination. The seemingly innocuous dream became a collection of multiple cloud-like ceramic pieces, their suspended nature and surrealistic resemblance to each other translating the power of dreams into reality.

“Oneiric Artifacts” is open to the public at the Residential College Art Gallery in East Quad until this Friday.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

“Oneiric Artifacts”

9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Today and tomorrow

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday

At the Residential College Art Gallery, East Quad


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