Whimsical paintings of witches climbing trees. Moving mixed-media art depicting lived experiences. An immersive, interactive alternate reality experience.
All of these artworks — and many others — are on display now, at The Contemporary Austin’s downtown Jones Center.
The new exhibit, titled “In A Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy,” opened Friday. The display fills the entirety of the museum’s exhibition space, and features works from eight artists, including Houston-based artist Adriana Corral and College Station-born Juliana Huxtable.
The show examines underrepresented stories, experiences of privilege, and dominant cultural narratives. In addition to the works on display, the museum will also unveil a public mural, with details to be announced later this fall.