“Close to the Flame: In the Spirit of Burning Man” is an exhibition of Burning Man art that runs December 15th and through February 3rd in the Solari Gallery at The Museum of Art And History (MAH) in Santa Cruz.
Moving, tender, tough and rough, this exhibition features cutting edge, right-up-to-the-nanosecond, contemporary works. Indeed, the art created at and for Burning Man is among the most important contemporary art being created today. As an open door to creative activities and to experimentation, it is democratic, often ephemeral, and built on the principle of risk taking. This mindset allows for a distilled, elemental experience that is the visual and emotional manifestation of art, soul and spirit.
photo by Philo Northrup