Fractured Fairy Tales
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7 2012 | 7-10pm
On View: July 7 – August 11, 2012
Delight in the whimsical and curious world of classic fairy tales re-imagined by 32 notable Animators as WWA Gallery presents Fractured Fairy Tales. Curated by Sandra Equihua and Drake Brodahl, this fanciful exhibit unleashes its talking animals and imprisoned princesses to the world on Saturday, July 7th 2012.
Amongst the oldest traditions in storytelling, these dark and bite –size cautionary fables were eventually reinvented and brought to life through Animation as enchanting and magical tales: where we are taught that obstacles can be overcome, ugliness turns to beauty, and a nobody can become a hero, in an honest quest towards “happily ever after.”
Legendary Animators, such as those who worked for Walt Disney, have stylistically defined most of the characters from these tales that we’ve come to know and love today.
It is therefore fitting that Fractured Fairy Tales has some of today’s top Animation artists reinterpreting these magical worlds. While aesthetic influences can still be seen, each of the artists has brought their own unique style and vision, giving a new twist to these timeless classics.
Open to the public, the gallery reception for Fractured Fairy Tales is from 7 -10PM Saturday, July 7th. The exhibition will run until August 11th, 2012.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Roque Ballesteros Brigette Barriger Lorelay Bove Megan Brain Drake Brodahl
Becky Dreistadt Anna Chambers Joey Chou Sandra Equihua Sadie Figueroa
Genevive Godbout Helena Garcia Rex Hackelberg Alex Kirwan Dan Krall
Amanda Kindregan Leticia Lacey Brittney Lee Deanna Marsigliese Annette Marnat
Rhodfe Montijo Leo Matsuda Martin Ontiveros Pete Oswald Jorge Ramirez
Israel Sanchez Don Shank Ann Shen Gabe Swarr Becca Stadtlander
Joel Trussell Nate Wragg Johnny Yanok
ABOUT WWA GALLERY:
Located in the Culver City Art District, WWA Gallery focuses on showing figurative and illustrative fine art by emerging and established artists such as Alex Pardee, Van Arno, Vincent Caccioti, JAW Cooper, Charlie Immer, Lou Pimentel, Julian Callos, Dave MacDowell and Casey Weldon. Guest curators often collaborate with WWA to create innovative and exciting events such as upcoming group shows with Color Ink Book and PRISMA Artists Collective.
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