Imagine Van Gogh has at last made it to the United States with Boston as their first city. Imagine Van Gogh opened at the SoWa Power Station which is a huge open indoor space. The exhibit feels like quite a safe space to explore thanks to all visitors being masked and numbers being limited. One of the things we have been able to do safely over the past couple of years has been occasional visits to art galleries and those visits have given us life. Each trip surrounded by art has been a sigh of relief and a true moment of escape. No visit, however, has come close to doing what Imagine Van Gogh does. I was invited to the opening of Imagine Van Gogh and will be buying tickets to see it again soon with my whole family.
Original canvasses are expanded and fragmented, then projected into unusual shapes to emphasize the mesmerizing exaggerations and distortions of Van Gogh’s work. Visitors experience their energy, emotion, and beauty like never before.Annabelle Mauger
The exhibit is created by Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, who are known for their work at Cathédrale d’ Images in Les Baux-de-Provence in France. Mauger’s grandparents had a movie theatre and she grew up with projected images being a large part of her childhood memories.
The word immersive is thrown around a lot and it is true that many art galleries and museums have become increasingly immersive, but Imagine Van Gogh is the definition of immersive. From art beneath your feet that changes constantly to the vast walls around you, it feels like that childhood dream of skipping into the painting itself. The canvas you will find yourself in is 24,000 square feet of the SoWa Power Station.
Tickets can be purchased here for Imagine Van Gogh which includes over 200 images of Van Gogh’s paintings and is at the SoWa Power Station. Parking is available in a lot just in front of the SoWa Power Station as well as nearby meters and lots. Imagine Van Gogh will be in Boston through March 19th.