‘Modern Muse’ to Open at Rehs Contemporary Galleries

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Dilla

The muse was a well-known component in the work of Picasso, Dali, and Kahlo. A new show at Rehs Contemporary Galleries shows how this tradition continues in the work of Linda Adair, David Bowers, Randalf Dilla, Amanda Greive, Hiroshi Furuyoshi, Ira Reines, and Michael Van Zeyl, even in unexpected ways. Bowers, for instance, cites his wife as integral to his work, while combining components of her with influences from historical masterworks. The show runs Oct. 27-Nov. 16.


Bowers


Adair


Grieve


Bowers


Grieve

The New York City gallery talks about the origin of the concept, in its description of the group show: “The notion of the muse, originating in ancient Greece, stems from the mythological group of sister goddesses said to inspire literature, science and the arts – they were fittingly known as, The Muses. The muse has persisted through centuries, arousing some of the finest artistic and literary works. The same concept still holds true in a contemporary setting as we now define the muse, in the simplest of understandings, to be a source of inspiration (generally in relation to the arts). The Modern Muse explores how the traditional notion of the muse is invoked by a diverse and eclectic group of contemporary artists and the ways their inspiration manifests itself in their work.”

See more work from the show below.


Adair


Dilla


Van Zeyl

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