Ever since C.G. Jung ventured into the matter, alchemy has been a rich mythopoeic source for depth and archetypal psychology, offering colorful, enigmatic images of psychological states, vessels, transformations, and a unique subject for engaging metaphor and the concrete equally. OPUS Archives and Research Center is pleased to announce a new exhibit showcasing pieces that demonstrate the processes of research, writing, and painting towards distinct alchemical opuses. These include several of James Hillman’s drafts and artifacts formative to his prolific essays on alchemical psychology; Joseph Campbell’s personal, annotated copy of Jung’sMysterium Coniunctionis; and select paintings by Katie Sanford representing her own dream images of fired vessels and ouroboric figures.
Alchemical OPUS will open to the general public June 19th, 2017, and can be viewed Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
OPUS will hold special gallery hours with curator and host Devon Deimler for attendees of Pacifica’s upcoming events “Response at the Radical Edge: Depth Psychology for the 21st Century” (June 16-18th) and “Ars Alchemica: The Art and Alchemy of Transformation” (August 25-27th). Please check Pacifica’s event programs for opening hours.