Hallucinatory Participation: See Art, Be Art
Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th St, Oakland, CA
March 29th – May 5th, 2018
Opening reception April 14, 4-6PM
First Fridays ART MURMUR, April 7 and May 4, 6-9PM
Regular Hours: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 12-6PM
Using a kaleidoscopic lens to document museum goers, Charlie Milgrim’s new photo series re-contextualizes the experience of viewing Bill Ham’s light art installation from the De Young Museum’s Summer of Love exhibition. By psychedelically superimposing the viewer onto the digital light show, the visitor becomes an active element. The lens alters the view of the spectator creating a hallucinogenic circle, where nothing interrupts the illusion.