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Press Release: Memories, Maps and Dreams: Josephine Balakrishnan

Memories, Maps and Dreams: Josephine Balakrishnan, Colombo Sri Lanka
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Press Release

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Memories, Maps & Dreams 


An exhibition of paintings and prints by Josephine Balakrishnan

Opening August 13, 7:30 PM

Show runs August 14 – 31, 2011

Barefoot Gallery
706
Galle Road
Colombo 3,
Sri Lanka


In eastern culture a dream can be a map; the dreamer a vehicle of the Divine. In western culture dreams refer to the psyche’s expression of the ego. In “Memories, Maps and Dreams,” Josephine Balakrishnan deciphers the mystery of dreams.
We see the western symbols that unlock the psyche and the messages. Balakrishnan ponders, “Do we live to dream, or dream to live?” The prints and paintings in this body of work address the question, “Why do we need maps when we always have a thread of memories and a myriad of dreams to lead us through each passage?”


With colors and birds flying, this show provides not only maps of moons, images of lovers walking, and references to the past and future, but seeks to reveal our own internal maps.



Contact:
Nazreen Sansoni:

Tel: +94 11 2580114

Email: nazsansoni@gmail.com

Web: http://barefootgallery.com/



Josephine Balakrishnan:

Tel: +011 510-524-6754

Email: Jo@JosephineBalakrishnan.com

\Web: http://JosephineBalakrishnan.com


LoVE

Did we love each other
to end up
so mad, hurt and shy

that

work overtakes love
children overtake love
phone rings overtake love
is our love not deep
enough
for our souls
crying

for pol sambol

Instead we shun
the longing
to be real,
to manifest

the gentleness
kind thoughtful
tenderness

erotic
urges
relieve
us

I guess
that’s enough
to distract our

LOVE.