David Castillo Gallery exhibits New Mythologies

Thu Jul 11, 2019 - Sat Aug 31, 2019

New Mythologies, an exhibition by Artists Pepe Mar, Jillian Mayer, and Asser Saint-Val

New Mythologies explores three case studies in which the invention of a belief system emerges as both the foundation and consequence of art-making. In their respective practices, Mar, Mayer, and Saint-Val each treat the internal logic of their works as stable narratives with recurring themes, characters, or ideologies which speculate upon the conditions of our time in history. These fictions negotiate the same corollaries of mythology as a medium for didactic exposition and interpretation

In its popular usage, mythology is commonly understood to belong solely to the realm of early human civilizations (…) In his 1957 book Mythologies, French theorist Roland Barthes demystified the ideological function of mythology in the modern era, arguing that it serves as a symbolic reflection of human experience. In this regard, mythology relays an understanding of the time, culture, and circumstance in which it was created. Mythology is the contrivance of its age, and it serves as a vehicle in which the deeper, often allusive messages of its time can traffic

Opening Reception
Jul 11, 2019, 6 PM

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