Brion Gysin, Dream Machine
New Museum, New York
July 7 through October 3
235 Bowery, New York
T. +1 212 219 1222
http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/422

Brion Gysin: Dream Machine, is the first US retrospective of the work of the painter, performer, poet, and writer Brion Gysin (born 1916, Taplow, UK–died 1986, Paris). Working simultaneously in a variety of mediums, Gysin was an irrepressible inventor, serial collaborator, and subversive spirit whose considerable innovations continue to influence musicians and writers, as well as visual and new media artists today. The exhibition includes over 300 drawings, books, paintings, photo-collages, films, slide projections, and sound works, as well as an original Dreamachine—a kinetic light sculpture that utilizes the flicker effect to induce visions when experienced with closed eyes.