Stranger Factory is excited to announce our July exhibit, Mourning Apparitions. With new works from Kathie Olivas, Lana Crooks, and Michele Lynch, the exhibition will embody ghostly projections through expressions of longing, loss, and grief as well as the playful nature of the spirits that stay behind
The opening reception is Friday, July 3rd from 6 – 9 pm at Stranger Factory. Kathie Olivas and Lana crooks will be in attendance. The Mourning Apparitions exhibition will be on display until August 2nd.
Stranger Factory is located at 3411 Central Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87106 (505-508-3049). There is a sign up for the preview list at www.strangerfactory.com
Chicago-based, Lana Crooks, is best known for her soft specimen-style sculpture. For Crooks, Mourning Apparitions is an opportunity to honor the realm of ghostly apparitions which pair well with her iconic, vintage style. For the exhibition Lana has created 22 one-of-a-kind textile sculptures, elegantly displayed in shadow boxes, miniature museum cases, and bell jars.
Kathie Olivas, co-owner of Stranger Factory, is known worldwide for her mixed media band of misfit children. Kathie has produced over 30 pieces for the exhibit, a mix of sculptures and painted pieces. The Misery Children will be portraying an often unspoken side of mourning: the hallucinations and hauntings that may result from a grief that is inadequately expressed or a ghost that doesn’t yet know how to let go of the bereaved
Figurative pop-surrealist, Michele Lynch, will also be exploring the land of ghostly hauntings with her Steampunk Souls. Lynch has created 17 original 3-D sculpted figures for Mourning Apparitions.