Aeon Gallery Presents Our newest Group Exhibition

Monkey Tree
Creatures from the Shadows

The monkey tree phenomenon arose from the discovery of a callus on a tree in Singapore which appears monkey-like. Some believe the image to be of divine origin, while others have attributed the phenomenon to the effects of pareidolia.  Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists.

In his notebooks, Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as a device for painters, writing, "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes, strange expressions of faces, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

Aeon Gallery
presents its newest exhibition, “Monkey Tree, Creatures from the Shadows” Challenging the artist to bring the shadows to life.  The concept is open to interpretation, using the medium of your choice, to explore the play between positive and negative space. For example, using inkblots or naturally occurring patterns to create imaginative works, exploring the subconscious mind of the artist.

Submission Specifications:

* 5 piece limit per artist

* 11" X 14" maximum size (inches)

* Please include dimensions, medium, price and title

* Submission deadline is Mar 12
* The show will run from April 7 until May 26

*All work must be delivered to the gallery by Mar 31

* Please email all submissions to

Follow the link below for our list of confirmed featured artists!
(List and Information is updated as it is recieved, Please check back for more info.)

Monkey Tree Featured Artists