Rotland Dreadfuls: in praise of the cheap and sensational
November 1 – December 7, 2013
Reception: November 1, 2013, 7-10pm
Edited by Ryan Standfest
Edited by Ryan Standfest and published by ROTLAND PRESS, the ROTLAND DREADFULS series of chapbooks is an homage to the cheaply- produced 19th - century pamphlets known as “Penny Dreadfuls” – so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. The Dreadfuls presents nine of these publications accompanied by an exhibition of drawings produced for their pages.
ROTLAND PRESS is a publisher of printed projects that promote the healthy proliferation of subversive humor— be it black, dark, gallows, satirical or absurdist in intent. We believe humor should be accompanied by a level of discomfort for it to be effective. ROTLAND is a state of mind in which sophisticated cynicism and creative cruelty are necessary. Mockery and wit are tools for survival.
Please join us for an opening reception for the artists on Friday, November 1, 2013.
S. William Schudlich
The exhibition will run from November 1 – December 7, 2013. This event is free and open to the public. Open gallery hours are Saturdays during exhibitions, noon-3pm, or by appointment. For more information, e-mail Gualberto Orozco at email of firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full schedule of exhibitions and events at Whitdel Arts, please visit www.whitdelarts.com
A division of CAID, Whitdel Arts is an 1800 sq. ft. professional exhibition space that showcases the work of local and international established and emerging artists. Whitdel Arts is located at 1250 Hubbard Street, Suite B1, Detroit MI 48209. Whitdel Arts is also located on the web at www.whitdelarts.com.