Mar 03 -
Jul 08 2012
Mint Museum Uptown
Fairytales, Fantasy & Fear explores the art of “story re-telling” through the work of several acclaimed artists, including Mattia Biagi, Mark Newport (2005 Visual Arts) 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.
Comprised of approximately sixty-two works, this thematic exhibition also includes selections from the Mint’s permanent collection, loans from private collections and works by artists inspired by traditional fairytales, supernatural fantasies and childhood fears.