MONSTROUS DREAMS – Yōkai of Japan • A solo exhibit by Adam Cooley
Opening • Saturday, October 1st | 5:00pm to 8:00pm
My artwork comes out of an endless stream of imagination. As I engage in the world of reality, there is another complimentary world in my mind. Creation becomes a conduit to places no person has tread. From across the seas of my subconscious, creatures, cities, and worlds spring forth. I create a bridge between the worlds with canvas, paint, wood, and fiber. The viewer becomes another anchor point in reality and each piece of art I shape and create contains a piece of myself. Transformation, the passage of time, fantastical creatures, and symbols are common themes in my work.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Adam Cooley spent 30 years living in and exploring Japan and Asia. “Monstrous Dreams – Yōkai of Japan”, is an exploration in the rich mythology of Japanese monsters and gods as interpreted from a unique Western perspective.