Link for this Post:Alchemeyez: Visionary Art Conference
I'm getting ready to write a lot more than I have recently but I'm going to let Charley Parker who does the excellent Lines and Colors blog tell the story about this upcoming conference. I learned about the conference via email by a fellow who liked the connection I make between the philosopher's stone and LSD.
Here is what the blog says:
Visionary art might be loosely described as an attempt to express the inexpressible, to make manifest a visual statement of an inner mystical or visionary experience that is almost universally categorized as one that cannot be directly described in conventional terms.
Still the desire of artists to create some form of expression in response to such experiences is a strong one, and has produced some fascinating visual art, often astonishingly intricate, intensely colorful and suggestive of transcendent states of consciousness.
Whether that appeals to you or not is a matter of personal preference, of course, but the art itself is notable as a specific and unique genre; with many visual and compositional characteristics descended from tantric art, mandalas, thangkas and other sources of imagery from India, China, Japan and Indonesia.
Alchemeyez is a 3-day conference on the Big Island of Hawaii on June 10-13, 2010. Attendees include an extensive list of widely recognized names in visionary art circles, including several I’ve profiled previously on Lines and Colors: Robert Venosa, Martina Hoffmann, Alex Grey and Android Jones.
I had the pleasure (mixed with sadness) of connecting with Alex and Allyson Grey a few weeks after
their horrific automobile accident (see Alex Grey's website for more about his current prolific projects) at theMAPS conference in San Jose. The artist and his wife gave a fantastic presentation at the conference on the subject of LSD and religion, I would certainly look for any opportunity I could to see him present his work.
I will write more about some of the unique ideas he presented in an upcoming post.