Surrealism storms out of dreams and into Huntsville Museum of Art exhibit

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Even the walls of the Huntsville Museum of Art yield to one of the gallery's newest endeavors, with a sculpture of a woman on a balcony crashing through the far wall of the gallery in the exhibit space.

Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs Peter Baldaia notes, "This is our 63rd Encounters exhibit."

It bounces between real and surreal, featuring the work of Georgia artist Tim Taunton.

Baldaia explains, "He bases all of his works on dreams and a very colorful imagination."

Dreams of raucous symphonies  and fire breathers are brought to life and brought together.

"I think what's interesting about this work is the high level of detail that you'll find," adds Baldaia, "You'll see fingernails very clearly articulated. You'll open mouths of the characters with teeth."

And those characters dream vividly, inviting you along for the journey.

The exhibit is scheduled to run until February 7.