Beautiful Monstrosities will feature new artwork from Detroit artists Audrey Pongracz and April Segedi.
The exhibition will open on July 9th, 2011 at 6pm.
Costumes are welcome but not required.
"Placing no pressure on each other we have created a collection of work that balances each other. The visual beauty of each work gives way to an underlying darkness. Victorian beauty, Poison, dreams and fantasy play roles in this exhibition. We allowed ourselves the most freedom in making the work.
We want the viewer to really engage in the art. We are even going to ask guests to come in costume. This will help the viewer to become a real part of the show. They themselves will be props in our world. "- April Segedi
"Preparing for this upcoming show couldn't have been easier. I basically made a list of things I like. Words, objects, events, dreams I've had, music etc. then sketched things that came to mind when thinking about them. I wanted to take a break from all seriousness, and just have fun. I found working on these pieces to be the most therapeutic work Ive ever done. It actually felt like a subconscious purging. Working so closely with April on the show has added to the pleasantness. Her approach to her work and the overall innocence to it, helped me remember to not get too controlling.
The theme grew on its own. We both like the same things, and conversing about our obsessions it all came out in the work." - Audrey Pongracz
323 East Gallery
323 E. Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI