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Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear

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Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear

500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
March 3rd, 2012 - July 8th, 2012

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mintmuseum.org/
COUNTRY:  
United States
PHONE:  
(704) 337-2000
OPEN HOURS:  
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Free 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.) Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

DESCRIPTION

Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear brings together the work of several internationally acclaimed artists, including Mattia Biagi, Mark Newport, Kako Ueda, Tom Price, and Kate Malone. Known for his work in tar, Italian artist Biagi reinterprets icons of lost innocence, such as Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella’s carriage. Newport, an American fiber artist, creates hand-knit acrylic re-creations of heroes’ costumes, which combine their heroic, protective, and ultra-masculine yet vulnerable personas. Ueda, a Japanese paper artist, uses unsettling imagery, such as insects and skeletons, in her detailed cutouts to represent the fine line between beauty and decay. Price, a British furniture designer, is known for his use of polypropylene tubing to create spiky shapes that evoke forms from the natural world. And Malone, a British ceramic artist, is known for her sensual Neo-Baroque forms and mastery of crystalline glazes.

This thematic exhibition, generously supported by the Mint Museum Auxiliary, also includes selections from the Mint’s permanent collection and loans from private collections, and utilizes flat-screen televisions for a one-of-a-kind experience.