Somnarium, by Veronica Park

IC Contemporary is proud to present to you our newest exhibition: 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘮, a complex gallery space which hosts a series of work by Toronto based graphic designer Veronica Park. This exhibit features a soundscape by Matthew Davies which has been designed to plunge you deeper into this dream realm.

In 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘮 (from the Latin somnium – a dream – and terrarium), Park presents a terrarium of dreams, where the inhabitants are uncanny specters that cannot exist in everyday reality.

𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘮 is an ethereal home to four biomes, each reflecting complexities of biology and the human psyche. Dreaming allows us to tap into our subconscious mind, exposing us to new ideas beyond our waking comprehension. Through surreal illustrations of nature, Park exhibits the whimsical creations within her subconscious by combining everyday flora and fauna to craft evolved hybrids. These new forms of life explore the interconnections of life across biology and time, and remind us how the emotion and absurdity of the subconscious can be a vehicle for creative thinking.

You can download 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘮 here for the highest quality experience, or sit back and watch a pre-recorded tour here.

Stay tuned as a VR version is in development!

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