"We know not through our intellect but through our experience."
-- Maurice Merleau-Ponty Phenomenology of Perception
"...a creative feeling of transporting the person into a new reality.
It pushes the person to higher levels of performance, and leads to
previously undreamed-of states of consciousness."
-- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
In quest for Next Art, Flow Follow Flow orchestrates a move beyond the bankrupt age of conceptual replication into a state of designed phenomenology. The delectation of radiant and responsive elements is served up as a tangy marinade, releasing us from a starvation diet of post war contemporary.
In the soaring expanse of cathedral-vaulted space, with a Csikszentmihalyi’s "self-absorbed, contemplative awareness," viewers interact with voluminous, sensory/auditory concoctions.
These psychological and rhythmic corporeal works embody an immersive Zen or Aha moment - known to artists, musicians and athletes alike as being ‘in the Zone.’
With laser-focus concentration, in-Flow emotions and senses are not just channeled, but heightened. In sustained momentum, Flow spawns a feeling of capricious accord, even rapture.
April Hava Shenkman
Christopher Hart Chambers
Henry G. Sanchez
Press Release [PDF 215KB]
Dan Bischoff - "The Nexxt big thing: Paterson gallery weaves the fabric of an eclectic community"
The Star Ledger, Art + Escapes, Front Page - Section Four, Sunday July 7
Laura Kelly, Assistant to Mr. Ravens
Glassia Lu, Coordinator
Lhong Li, Technical Assistant
Shuai Chen, Technical Assistant
Kassiem Preston, Assistant
Gallery Production Assistants
Kevin Malia, Coordinator