Flight of Fancy
Claire Rosen, Stephen Sheffield, Kerry Mansfield
June 29 — September 3, 2018
Opening Reception: June 29, 6-8pm

PRESS RELEASE

Panopticon Gallery celebrates the spirit of summer with color and whimsy in Flight of Fancy. The human imagination has a tendency to soar beyond reality into the sublime. Fanciful notions and imaginative ideas are on display in this group show featuring works by Claire Rosen, Stephen Sheffield, and Kerry Mansfield.

Claire Rosen’s photographs of exotic live birds against ornamental wallpaper explore the contradictory nature of possessing something wild. The images become fanciful illustrations of artificiality—a testament to humankind’s wild imagination. Stephen Sheffield’s mid-century inspired collages contrast the idyllic and scientific. Evocative of old Hollywood glamour, images of stylish magazine men and women are layered over architectural diagrams, electrical circuits, and sheet music. The brightly colored hang gliders against clear blue skies in Kerry Mansfield’s dream-like photographs elicit a sense of adventure and whimsy. Reversing her perspective in aerial views of coastal California, her figures perch on thresholds: wading out into the water and flying out of frame. Impractical and imaginative, Flight of Fancy navigates the surreal landscape of romanticism.

Flight of Fancy is on view from June 29 to September 3, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 29, from 6 to 8pm. The gallery is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Gallery Staff is available Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm. For additional information, please visit our website panotpicongallery.com, or contact Gallery Director Kat Kiernan at info@panopticongallery.com or 617.396.7803.


PRESS FOR FLIGHT OF FANCY

  Flights of Fancy at Panopticon Gallery  July 24, 2018

Flights of Fancy at Panopticon Gallery
July 24, 2018


  Flight of Fancy  August 8, 2018

Flight of Fancy
August 8, 2018

 Photograph Magazine Instagram July 12, 2018

Photograph Magazine Instagram
July 12, 2018

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Coming Attractions: What Will Light Your Fire
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Show Your Cards!
June 29, 2018


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The Spirit of the Summer in an Exhibition of Lightness and Joie de Vivre
August 16, 2018

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Best Photo Picks for Summer
June 28, 2018


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Gallery Monday
September 3, 2018


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Chosen Show
June 28, 2018


  Flight of Fancy at Panopticon Gallery  August 1, 2018

Flight of Fancy at Panopticon Gallery
August 1, 2018