March 2 - April 11, 1993
The Sacred Mirrors is a unique series of 21 paintings that takes the viewers on a graphic, visionary journey through the physical and metaphysical anatomy of the Self. In his exploration of the complex nature of the human condition, Alex Grey portrays the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit through his boldly colorful and obsessively detailed life-sized figurations. Art critic Carlo McCormick has written about the importance of Grey’s visionary work: “In this current cultural climate of post-modern self-doubt, Alex Grey’s work offers a rare and affirmative vision of the transcendent potential of human spirit.” First exhibited at The New Museum in New York in 1986, the Sacred Mirrors are a crowning achievement in the development of Alex Grey’s work. Four related paintings from 1979 to 1993 and a recently completed bronze sculpture entitled World Soul are also featured.