Time & Location
Jun 30, 7:00 p.m. – Jul 18, 5:00 p.m.
Tatamagouche, Main St, Tatamagouche, NS B0K, Canada
About the Event
Frank Forestall – Road to Neverville
Opening Reception: June 30th 7:00pm
The show includes work in watercolour on paper, acrylic on board and oil on board. They are a continuation of Frank’s quest to explore and emerge his internal spiritual landscape with the visual language of world mythology, folklore and mysticism “In my work I attempt to capture imagery that resonates with the viewer at an archetypal level of consciousness.
I’ve had a life-long fascination with mythology and folklore; in particular how or why ancient stories survive into the modern age and what they can tell us about the current state of our culture and our personal world view.
Mythology remains important precisely because it speaks timeless truth over many generations. Thinkers such as Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell have pointed out while the stories might change, the underlying archetypes remain rooted at the deepest level of human consciousness; always finding new ways to emerge in art and storytelling. One can see an unbroken chain of mythic imagery from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Star Wars, demonstrating that mythology has remained a vibrant exploration of spiritual concerns throughout human civilization. Each new myth that is written requires the meditation and expression of an artist. Employing forms of automatism and automatic drawing my paintings are an attempt to build a visual bridge between my personal dream landscape and collective unconscious. If I’m successful, the viewer will feel welcome to cross that bridge and the personal dream – now shared – is realized as myth.”