LuminArté Presents: "Muse" 2014
LuminArte Gallery presents “Muse,” featuring numerous Texas based artists, including Michael Pavlovsky, John Milton, Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Jim Lively, Matt Anzak, Jonathan Davis, Toni Martin, Aralyn McGregor, Julia Pappas, Corrie Jorns, Cathy Shepherd, Stephen Hartzler and Jessica Manheim, as well as fashion designs by Mario A. Gallegos Jr., performance art by Lauren Stout and new media installations by Joel Sampson. Regional talent like Matt Jeppsen, Ray Ferrer, Bronwyn Towle will also be showcased alongside international artists Viktorija Bulava, Victor Frankowski, Esther Wertheimer, He Si'en, Luba Muravyeva and Nicolantonio Mucciaccia.
“Muse” is the manifestation of inspiration. The artist is a conduit to something universal, to a collective unconscious insight that reflects culture, society and subjectivity simultaneously; yet the artist needs a focus, a revelation. In ancient Greece, the Muses were the personification of knowledge and of the arts; and the invocation of the Muse was an indication that the artist was reaching beyond him or herself for divine illumination. In this way, the artist transcends ego and expectation; but the Muse is the cue to initiate this rite of expression.