Lies Maculan's "The Dream Shop" Makes Dreams A Reality

by HANNAH LAWRENCE · April 1, 2010

Nick Dietz, Lies Maculan [Photos by Adriel Reboh for PMc] Dreams are weird to explain, with all their headless people and worlds without iPods. But artist Lies Maculan compiled similar strange ideas and created a pop-art installation called "The Dream Shop" around them, which is now open in Chelsea.

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Depending on your outlook on life, most of the dreams depicted in the exhibit can be considered totally enjoyable. Some of our subconcious desires represented include "unexpected inheritance," "wrinkle free," "sex with the ex," "uncomplicated girlfriend," (my personal favorite) "social climb," and the much more worrysome "stork delivery." That one's a doozy.

Erin Fetherson, Arden Wohl, and Kipton Cronkite hosted the exhibit's opening on March 12th, and it's safe to say guests like Simeone Scaramozzino, Henri Fink, and Sumi Trenholme all went home and dreamt about some serious absurdities that night. But that's good for an artist like Maculan, no?

Andrew Joos, Natalie Thonhauser, Lies Maculan Andrew Joos, Natalie Thonhauser, Lies Maculan

Ann Suwanjindar, Anne Drummond Ann Suwanjindar, Anne Drummond

Angela Chen, Magnus Martensson Aleksandra Slowinska, Sumi Trenholme Angela Chen, Magnus Martensson   Aleksandra Slowinska, Sumi Trenholme

Essi Metsakallio, Susan Shin Geoffrey Bradfield, Angela Chen Essi Metsakallio, Susan Shin     Geoffrey Bradfield, Angela Chen

Liesl Taylor, Nina Warthen, Susan Shin Liesl Taylor, Nina Warthen, Susan Shin

Mark Blond, Brian Feuer, Susan Shin Mark Blond, Brian Feuer, Susan Shin

Andrew Joos, Natalie Thonhauser, Lies Maculan Henri Fink Andrew Joos, Natalie Thonhauser, Lies Maculan    Henri Fink

John Terzi, Zak Green Mark Blond, Brian Feuer John Terzi, Zak Green                     Mark Blond, Brian Feuer

Simeone Scaramozzino Simeone Scaramozzino

Lies Maculan, Djorn Ressle Lies Maculan, Djorn Ressle

Natalie Thonhauser Sumi Trenholme Natalie Thonhauser                       Sumi Trenholme

Roric Tobin, Susan Chalom, Geoffrey Bradfield Pamela Luss, Will Friedwald, Aleksandra Slowinska Roric Tobin, Susan Chalom, Geoffrey Bradfield   Pamela Luss, Will Friedwald, Aleksandra Slowinska