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Good Doll Bad Doll

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Good Doll Bad Doll
Curated by: Michael Duncan

145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
March 16th, 2008 - June 1st, 2008
Opening: March 16th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.armoryarts.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
pasadena/glendale
EMAIL:  
information@armoryarts.org
PHONE:  
626.792.5101
OPEN HOURS:  
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Armory Center for the Arts
TAGS:  
dolls, doll, Art, groupshow
COST:  
Free
CHILDREN:  
This event is appropriate for children

DESCRIPTION

Exhibiting artists include Clayton Bailey, Morton Bartlett, Hans Bellmer, Ruth Bernhard, Enrique Castrejon, Vanessa Chow, E.V. Day, Georganne Deen, Nancy Evans, Judy Glantzman, Kathleen Henderson, Nancy Jackson, Elizabeth King, Sherry Markovitz, Dave McKenzie, Pierre Molinier, Tony Oursler, and Rondal Partridge., Priscilla Roberts, Peter Saul, Troy Swain, Nick Taggart, Thomas Trosch, Marnie Weber.

A group exhibition, Good Doll Bad Doll guest curated by art critic Michael Duncan will open at the Armory Center for the Arts in the Caldwell Gallery on Saturday March 15, 7pm-9pm and will be on view from March 16 - June 1, 2008.   

Good Doll Bad Doll gathers together works that, in wildly various and unusually comic ways, use dolls as vehicles to the sublime. The contemporary and modern artists represented here refine everyday experience in art that employs surrogate selves or aesthetic alter-egos. Playing with dolls can be an experience of release and the creation of fictive worlds fleshes out each artist’s private fantasies and unrealized psychological needs. Going beyond the usual notion of dolls as simply representations of Freud’s “uncanny” or even the tough live of G.I. Joes or Barbies, this exhibition looks at the sometimes comforting, sometimes creepy role of dolls as liberators of fantasy and the artistic imagination.