Theatrical Surrealism is a style of composition and figuration created by Don Bergland. It uses uses comfortable balance systems to host unsettling suppositions, open-air theatrical stages to enact cosmic dramas, and modelled facial expressions to proclaim a righteous agnosticism in the face of existential oblivion. Bergland's surreal representations of figures with distorted mannequin-like forms partakes of the established rhythm in new contemporary art. But there is a signature atmosphere in his work that is unique to the existential directions his philosophy leads us towards. Deeply influenced by the mechanics of posture present in the Baroque and Victorian eras, Bergland's figures meet the viewer in a segmented territory in front of the stage. Actors and viewers are caught in an intrigue of oddity, waiting for each to ask the first question. The figures are reclusive, solitary, yet burning with the intensity of a graven curiosity, silenced by the weight of an eternity that remains unknown and silent.