The Nightmare in Wonderland Project, Part II

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La Parisienne, 2015 Mixed Media © 2015 Clementine De Chabaneix
Nightmare in the Flower Garden, 2015 © 2015 Atsuko Goto
Tiny Tim's Demon, 2015 Mixed Media © 2015 Dorote Zaukaite
A Brush With Madness, 2015 © 2015 Mark Kostabi
Girl River, 2015 © 2015 Yoko d’Holbachie
The Nightmare in Wonderland Project, Part II
Curated by: Ixie Darkonn

317 E Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
February 24th, 2015 - February 24th, 2015
Opening: April 11th, 2015 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery are excited to present a group exhibition curated by Italian artist, Ixie Darkonn entitled “The Nightmare in Wonderland, Part II”, which will feature works by many top pop-surrealist artists from around the globe, all paying silent tribute to one of the darkest film directors of our time. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 6-10pm with Live Music. Local artists within the ArtHatch building will also have their studios open to the public. Complimentary Stone beer and wine will be served to guests.

“A nightmare is a broken dream, reckless and untamed, bringing hidden thoughts to light. It is possible to feed nightmares with inner beauty and energy. In the beginning, a nightmare sneaks in, is born secretly, colorless... (Part 0 - the colorless show, Rotofugi Gallery Chicago) then gains momentum, growing, (Part I Ayden Gallery… the start of an evolution) blooming into colors (Part II Distinction Gallery the colorful show) next changing into vivid visions and impossible dreams... (Part III the digital show Pink Zeppelin gallery Berlin) and then becomes reborn to a new reality…. or will expire forever. A Nightmare is a misunderstood dream we may not share, out of fear of ruining it. This project pays tribute to the creative process of bringing beauty out from our nightmares. The artists in this project have paid a silent tribute to one of the greatest directors of our time, who has embodied and embraced the beauty of the nightmare on screen. Their work speaks of this visionary artist secretly, just as nightmares are spoken of silently in wonder and awe.” -Ixie Darkonn

The exhibition will run from April 11 – May 2, 2015
ArtHatch is a 7000 square foot building which houses the front gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, "The Alley," featuring new and previous works from over 75 artists, the teen room featuring artwork by 15+ teen artists, 14 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet, featuring the work of over 28 local artists, and "The Lounge", containing 8 walls featuring local artists. The front gallery features contemporary and cutting edge artwork. 

317 East Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 781-5779

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