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12/3/2011 - 2/12/2012
Organizing institution: Weatherspoon Art Museum

This Exhibition includes the following Venues:
  • Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC Greensboro 12/3/2011 - 2/12/2012

The term "altered states" (of mind, of consciousness, of awareness, etc.) describes intense mental and/or psychological changes that cause the person to lose his/her normal sensory perceptions. Almost always temporary, these distortions can occur as a result of fever, psychosis, meditation, lucid dreaming, sensory deprivation or overload, and trauma, to name but a few stimulants. Frequently associated with being transported into a transcendent realm of higher consciousness or truth, the phenomenon often is associated with artistic creativity as well. The works of art on display in this exhibition not only feature figures experiencing such mind expansions and visions, but also depict the products of such mental conditions.

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