New Show: Opening April 11

Opening April 11th, A curious show called A Nightmare in Wonderland! A multi-country, multi-artist exhibition inspired by the one and only Tim Burton. Melissa and Lana happily stitched together original, sorrowful and creepy creations for this exhibition! 

The third step of The Nightmare In Wonderland project curated by Italian artist, Ixie Darkonn, 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 at Distinction Gallery in CA on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 6-10pm 

Melissa Sue Stanley 
Melissa Sue Stanley - "Curious" 12" x 6" x 5" -  Wool and wire, with beading details. Back is finished with cotton fabric and embroidered signature. $450 (Inquires to Distinction gallery)

Lana Crooks

Lana Crooks - "Loves me, Loves me not (Cobalt and Crimson)" - 6.5"x 6.5" x 10" - Hand dyed silk and wool, hand beading and crushed glass under glass dome. $600 (Inquires to Distinction gallery)

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 

Click for the NIghtmare in wonderland website and video! 



Exhibiting Artists include: Andy Kehoe, Ania Tomicka, Atsuko Goto, Bill Carman, Calvin Ma, Clementine De Chabaneix, Domenico Scalisi, Dorote Zaukaite, Dan May, Elisa Anfuso, Heather Nevay, Ixie Darkonn, Jon Jaylo, Julie Filipenko, Kukula, Lana Crooks, Leila Ataya, Leslie Ditto, Lola Gil, Mark Elliott, Mark Kostabi, Matt Dangler, Melissa Sue, Naoto Hattori, Natalie Shau, Paul Barnes, Ray Caesar, Roby Dwi, Antono Ross Jaylo, Scott Radke, Susanne Apgar, Tasha Zimich (artist and project assistant), Victor Castillo, Yoko d’Holbachie and more! Fb invite here!

“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, february Rotofugi Gallery Chicago) then gains momentum, growing, (Part I Ayden Gallery in march… the start of an evolution) blooming into colors (Part II Distinction Gallery in april, the colorful show) next changing into vivid visions and impossible dreams... (Part III the digital show at Pink Zeppelin gallery Berlin in september) and then becomes reborn to a new reality…. or will expire forever.