|About the Book|
Dreams, Bright and Dark, curated by Jerry Cullum, features artwork by seven emerging young talents: photographers Jody Fausett (Whitespace, Atlanta), Amanda Palmer, Emily Karcher, and painters Heather Hartmann, Meta Gary, Shana Robbins, and Sonya Jilani. Diverse in subject matter and treatment, yet unified by their dream-like quality, the images in Dreams form a narrative, sometimes hopeful and romantic, and at other times more brooding and disturbed. In his poetic essay accompanying the show Cullum ruminates: The artists in this exhibition are dreamers of personal dreams, not tellers or creators of collective stories, and yet their hopes and wishes are in a code that speaks to us even as it remains most deeply their own. .[T]he viewer is invited to engage in the dreams of day as an individual action: to dream, not the myth or story, but the dream itself onward.