Tapping the Third Realm

a piece of art hanging on the wall with red in the center and turquoise on the side.
Zach Harris, “Mozart Cover Band,” 2006-2007, water-based paint and wood Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

September 22 - December 8, 2013

LMU's Laband Art Gallery and the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design presented a large group exhibition, Tapping the Third Realm which included the work of thirty-four artists who deal with ideas of spirituality through four main avenues: conjuring, communication, collaboration and chance. It explores how artists tap into another dimension, whether it be a place of spirits, ideas of heaven, or the collective unconscious. Elements of magic, witchcraft, and profound attention or intuition are evident in the artists' creative processes. In this collection of work there are portals to the spirit world, communications with the dead, spells manifested in glass, prayers as drawings, potions as paintings, and dreams transformed into sculpture. This exhibition was curated by Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design and Carolyn Peter, Director and Curator, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University.

LMU and Otis College of Art and Design also presented a separate, but related, series of exhibitions, performances, talks, rituals, workshops, and more that explore dimensions of the supernatural. Read more.

Artists Exhibited