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Opening Reception: Dread and Delight

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Event Type: Announcement
Location: Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College, 1108 Park Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Time: Friday, February 1, 2019 4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Categories: Arts & Culture

Event Description:

Opening Reception: Dread and Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World, Curated by Emily Stamey '01. Organized by the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro Dread and Delight brings together the work of 21 artists using early-modern European fairy tales as a radical visual and verbal vocabulary with which to examine the staggering complexities of postmodern life. As Colleen Gillard wrote recently in a discussion of children’s literature for The Atlantic, “Today there may be more reason than ever to find solace in fantasy.” The artists in this exhibition, however, do not provide solace nor traffic in escapism. Rather, they harness and reinvent fairy tales as a powerful language – both blunt and nuanced – for grappling with the harsh realities of contemporary life. Refreshments will be served.


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