When: March 6-July 8 2012
Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear explores the art of “story re-telling” through the work of several acclaimed artists, including Mattia Biagi, Mark Newport, and Kako Ueda. Known for his work in tar, Italian artist Mattia Biagi reinterprets icons of lost innocence, such as Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella’s carriage, using mixed media. Fiber artist Mark Newport creates hand-knit acrylic re-creations of heroes’ costumes, which combine their heroic, protective, and ultra-masculine, yet vulnerable personas. Japanese paper artist Kako Ueda uses unsettling imagery, such as insects and skeletons, in her detailed cut outs to represent the fine line between beauty and decay.