This is the first major solo show by Josefine Lyche in Oslo since her debut show at Gallery MGM in 2005. Lyche presents new works that further develop themes she has previously been investigating, such as perception and psychedelia. The title, Cosmic Dropout, refers to the term “Dropping out” which means to withdraw from the established society because of disillusion and disbelief in conventional values. It is a term commonly associated with the 1960s counter-cultures, but as the title indicates, the cosmic matter is also strongly present in Lyche´s show. With her works, Lyche refers to not only other artists, but also legends such as the American entertainer Liberace, utopias found in the literature of the science fiction writers J.G. Ballard and the Strugatsky brothers, the Dreamachine and the symbolic value of crystals.