On view until April 3, 2017, The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University will present The Conjured Life: The Legacy of Surrealism, an exhibition tracing the movement’s lineage from historic masters to today’s practitioners. Willie Cole's Heal and Rest (1992) will be featured alongside historic surrealists such as Reneé Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, and current artists like David Lynch and Cindy Sherman. Having originated at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the show’s cross-historical approach, for which the Cantor is renowned, enables viewers to witness Surrealism’s lasting impact on contemporary artistic practices.
“I’m thrilled to bring this exhibition to Stanford and to the Bay Area,” said Alison Gass, Chief Curator and Associate Director for Exhibitions and Collections at the Cantor. “In our presentation, the incredibly rich trove of works from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago combines with additions from both the Cantor’s permanent collection and rare materials form Stanford’s Special Collections libraries to offer a fresh investigation of Surrealism.”