Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Neverending Story: Fairy Tale Art Exhibition Opening TONIGHT in LA


The Neverending Story: Fairytale, Fantasy, Obsession Exhibition TONIGHT
Thursday, 2-4-10
Royal-T: Culver City, CA (U.S.A.)

I just read about this exhibition opening and thought I'd add a quick post in case any of you can get there or want to follow up on it.

From Hustler of Culture:
Inspired by the collection of Susan Hancock, this exhibition reflects the interests of an international group of artists over the past ten years, taking as its theme, fairy tales, and it's contemporary expression, fantasy.
The Never Ending Story: Fairytale, Fantasy, Obsession focuses on the singular trait that can be identified in a vast majority of contemporary art produced in the U.S., Europe, and Asia over the past decade, which is a renewed interest in narrative and the depiction of recognizable objects to tell a story. The exhibit draws on the Surrealist tradition, but also equally important, on popular cultural traditions, including book illustrations and comics, showcasing contemporary artists who create works that are accessible and familiar, yet at the same time, gothic and out-of-the-ordinary.
The Never Ending Story's curator, Laura Hoptman, is Senior Curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY.
The Never Ending Story: Fairytale, Fantasy, Obsession
Opening Reception at Royal/T
8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA, 90232
Thursday, February 4th, 6-11 pm
"Fall down the rabbit hole" and emerge in an Alice in Wonderland-themed opening event!
**Complimentary Absinthe cocktail!**Alice and Rabbit characters, oh my!**Full cash bar**Themed tray-passed hors d'oeuvres**Renowned Artist and DJ Dave Mueller!**
The exhibition continues till August 4th 2010, so there's a little time to plan a visit if you can't get to the fairy tale themed opening. I'll be keeping an eye out for reviews (and please feel free to link me to any if you see them).

Royal-T sounds like a very different and interesting gallery. Here's a description of the space & set-up:

Royal/T is a playful blending of café, concept shop and art exhibition space. The space reflects the interior realm of fantasy that strongly influences the artists included in owner Susan Hancock's collection. Royal/T Cafe is inspired by the meido kissa (maid café) phenomena of Akihabara--Tokyo's electronic district. Recontextualizing the underground culture of Japan that celebrates cosplay (costume play) waitresses dress in maid uniforms, with a Lolita-esque touch and the café serves a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine with local and organic California style.

You can find more information and learn more about the fairy tale extras in the Alice-themed opening HERE.
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