Nicolas Bruno, “The Somnia Tarot”
*Special event with the artist: Saturday, February 20th, 1-7pm*
Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is pleased to present “The Somnia Tarot” a solo exhibition of new work by Northport based artist Nicolas Bruno. Following his two highly successful solo shows, “Between Realms”, 2016 and “In Limbo”, 2019, at Haven Gallery, “The Somnia Tarot” is the artists most ambitious project to date, as he chronicles the entire Tarot Card Deck with all of its suits, through the hauntingly beautiful dreamscape of his sleep paralysis. Bruno uses his quintessential characters, moods, symbolic pillars and backdrops in a breathtakingly poignant adaptation of the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana, totaling seventy-eight new photographs accompanied by three preliminary drawings. This eighty-one piece collection is the artist’s largest series yet and both uniquely and elegantly execute the timeless narratives of the Tarot Deck.
Bruno’s artwork confronts his lifelong battle with sleep paralysis. His artistic process represents and records each step of his cathartic journey from drawing the dream the moment he awakens, to building sets and costumes and ultimately inserting himself into the majority of these roles. Each aspect allows for therapeutic healing as the artist seizes control over these common anxieties of fear, solitude, and pursuit that permeate both our sleeping and waking hours. Bruno’s command over these nightmares and anxieties through his artistic endeavors take his subconscious odyssey one step further embracing and expanding into empathy and collective connection.