October 31, 2009 - February 20, 2010

Altered States: The Collection in Context

Gatehouse Gallery
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Bruce Conner, Teardrop Angel, 1974. Gelatin silver print photogram. di Rosa collection, Napa.

Among the many themes embedded in di Rosa’s extensive collection, the notion of spirituality—or at least an altered state of consciousness—is discernible in the work of a number of artists. The Bay Area has long been an accommodating home to people searching for different views of reality, and its artists have often made visible those alternative views. Altered States presents works from the di Rosa collection related to the mystical, the transcendent, and the transformative, featuring artists Lynne-Rachel Altman, Jim Campbell, Bruce Conner, Linda Connor, Lewis deSoto, Robilee Frederick, David Ireland, Keira Kotler, Thérèse Lahaie, Richard Misrach, Robert Moon, David Simpson, Travis Somerville, Elisabeth Sunday, Michele Théberge, and Darren Waterston.