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Laura Vickerson, Softly, 2019, antique child’s dress and booties, wool fleece and felt, dried bouquet of lily of the valley, cast beeswax dolls hands, found branch, drawing, 71.1 x 50.8 x 7.6 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Fairy Tails

Laura Vickerson, Softly, 2019, antique child’s dress and booties, wool fleece and felt, dried bouquet of lily of the valley, cast beeswax dolls hands, found branch, drawing, 71.1 x 50.8 x 7.6 cm. Courtesy of the artist
This group exhibition explores the wondrous in nature by reconsidering the role of animals in storytelling.

The works in this exhibition present fantastical narratives in which animals preside over strange episodes: tales are rewritten or unwritten, travellers embark on uncertain journeys, danger lurks deep in the forest, a witch appears from nowhere, birds and beasts are spellbound, clothing is enchanted, and a shoe materializes, as if magically spun from gold. If animals are “good to think with,” as anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss once famously remarked, then folk and fairy tales have a long history of speaking through beasts, whose otherworldly transformations can express our innate or unconscious desires.

The exhibition is curated by Anne Koval.

Participating Artists:

Amalie Atkins

Matt Brown

Aganetha Dyck

Meryl McMaster

Sylvia Ptak

Vicky Sabourin

Diana Thorneycroft

Anna Torma

Laura Vickerson

Janice Wright Cheney

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