Continuing thru Oct 22:
”Breaking Open The Head”
Marianne Boesky Gallery 509 W24th St, NYC
The exhibition’s title, borrowed from writer Daniel Pinchbeck’s treatise on psychedelic shamanism, suggests the otherworldly qualities readily associated with Shapero’s work. But it also refers more directly to the head-like forms that recur throughout the show. The head functions here as a primary symbolic representation of imaginative flux. When it is ‘broken open,’ it is revealed as a profoundly physical thing that has the paradoxical ability to transcend the physical plane –– by thinking, dreaming, and hallucinating.