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Exhibit : The Lost Tarot
July 21 - August 20Free
Austrian-born Hans Bauer is a screenwriter (Anaconda, Titan A.E., The Flock, among others), novelist (Anaconda: The Writer’s Cut, Fishtale, The Pet, and more), and creator of photo-based art. He divides his time between Kerrville, Texas, and Los Angeles.
About the Lost Tarot Exhibit
The Lost Tarot evokes a long-lost, recently rediscovered tarot deck of medieval imagery. This will be the first exhibit of an exquisite series by Austrian-born Hans Bauer. The images transport the viewer to an age of magical realism, at great distance, but near enough to touch.
“My image world consists of peoples and landscapes unfamiliar to most, perceivably strange and ethereal, where place and subject merge fact and fiction; hinterlands where the veil has been lifted, far-flung outposts, port cities of the imagination, haunted territories, transition points between worlds, whirlpools spilling into parallel dimensions, shrouded lands straddling the waypoints between desire and dreams.
The whole world, everything we consider sane and normal might well be a leather ball filled with air. In some places the leather has been scuffed away to nothing. Ideally, my images transport the viewer to those landscape of magical realism where the dividing line is thinner; masked, mystical, chimerical cities and citizens of the mind, at great distance, but near enough to touch.
The people in these images do not speak English, French, Chinese, or any known language. That they somewhat resemble us is mere coincidence. Their maker has traveled beyond the edge and returned with pictures. To the center of the earth, to the moon, backward in time and into the beyond, the greatest journeys have always been those launched by the imagination.
I offer this collection as visible proof of my own odyssey – there and back again.”