Surreal student art, photograph of figure with black and white painted face

Student Exhibit 2013: Strangely Familiar

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January 11, 2013 – April 7, 2013

met•a•mor•pho•sis [met-uh-mawr-fuh-sis] Noun
1. Familiar images are changed in form, appearance, nature, condition, character or function to become unusual or strange.2. A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means.


transformation – transfiguration – shape-shifting- illusion

Surrealism invites us into a world where even the most seemingly insignificant occurrences of everyday life can be transformed in order to surprise, to be made strange, shocking or even disturbing. With this year’s exhibit, we invite the students to explore metamorphosis in a variety of media such as drawing, collage, watercolor, acrylic, digital photography, and mixed media. To help jumpstart the creative process, works from last years’ student exhibits are available on the Dalí Museum’s Flickr page.