Speaking Event: Fariba Bogzaran
FREE with museum admission
On Saturday, October 12 from 11:30 am to 1 pm. meet this renowned artist, scholar and lucid dreaming expert who worked closely with Gordon Onslow Ford. A Q&A and book signing of the book: Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island, edited by Bogzaran, will follow her presentation.
Photo by Sina Dehghani
Fariba Bogzaran, PhD, is a scholar and artist who founded the dream studies program at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, where she also taught in the Arts and Consciousness department for over two decades. As part of the team conducting scientific studies on lucid dreaming at the Stanford Sleep Laboratory (1986–1989), she led the first scientific research on lucid dream incubation and transpersonal experiences (1989), where she discovered images akin to the paintings of Gordon Onslow Ford, whom she later met and worked in dialogue with for thirteen years. She has curated and written extensively about Onslow Ford’s work, including the initial research in her doctorate dissertation, Images of the Lucid Mind: Phenomenological Study of Lucid Dreaming and Modern Painting (1996). Their collaboration resulted in the creation of the Lucid Art Foundation (1998) of which she is the founding director. She is the coauthor of two academic books: Extraordinary Dreams (2002) and Integral Dreaming (2012) both published by the State University of New York Press.
About the Book – Available for Purchase in the Museum Store
New Publication, Release Date: May 2019
Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island
Fariba Bogzaran, Editor
This beautifully designed artistic book has 348 pages, is 10 1⁄2” x 11” in size, and has over 400 images and archival materials printed on high quality paper. This limited edition was published by the Lucid Art Foundation in April 2019.
Distributed by DAP|ARTBOOK, NY
Gordon Onslow Ford (1912–2003), British-born American painter, had a career that spanned multiple countries and numerous art movements, while he steadfastly pursued his own course toward a new direction in art.