The metaphor alone furnishes an escape; between the real things,
it lets emerge imaginary reefs, a crop of floating islands.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

If the metaphor is born in the human instinct to avoid realities, could this instinct also be considered the motor -one that is refuelled with the creative power of symbols and visual allegories- of contemporary art? In Imaginary Reefs, we address the power of the metaphor in order to construct yet another layer of invented reality.

The exhibition took place on the 25th and 26th of September 2015 at the Glogauair Artist Residency during the Open Studios Weekend.

With works by Yotaro Niwa & Rebecca Salvadori // Angela Kaisers // Anaïs Senli // Rubén González Escudero // A. Liparoto // Cristina Moreno // Alan Gleeson // Phntm Beach // Lucy K Shaw // Shelley Etkin

Curated by Ana Sanfrutos and Lorena Juan
Image Design: Judy Landkammer