For The Time Being
Curated by Dexter Wimberly
A visual exploration of dreams and memories through contemporary abstraction and portraiture featuring new works of art by:
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
"Nights, through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day." - C.G. Jung,
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
For The Time Being is a group exhibition that explores the intersection of distant dreams and memories. The exhibition's concept is inspired by the American curator's lifelong interest in Japanese culture – a fascination that took the form of dreams and waking aspirations.
The exhibition is a meditation on the passage of time from childhood to adulthood, as well as an examination of time's ability to erode and obscure the past - making it difficult to discern between our memories of events that have actually occurred and our fantasies of what might have been.
Do we remember the past correctly or is there a point at which our dreams seep into our memory - affecting our ability to know what is real and what is imagined? This exhibition provokes a series of similar questions through a presentation of compelling paintings and drawings by a varied group of young, US-based artists.
Each artist is being shown in Japan for the first time. Hence, the exhibition also represents a dramatic shift in the timeline of their careers, as it brings their work to an entirely new audience.
For The Time Being features works of art that are primarily in black and white colors - a curatorial decision meant to strip each artist’s work down to the most basic, minimal elements, while offering the viewer a sense of tranquility and the possibility of greater introspection.
About the curator
Independent curator, Dexter Wimberly was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. A passionate collector and supporter of the arts, Wimberly has exhibited the work of more than 300 individual artists internationally. Wimberly maintains a critical dialogue with emerging artists throughout the world by way of his exhibitions, public programs, and lectures at galleries and public arts institutions such as Mixed Greens Gallery, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Brooklyn Historical Society, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), The Savannah College of Art and Design, and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). Dexter Wimberly is the Director of Strategic Planning at Independent Curators International (ICI).