On View: October 1-November 1 - Reception: October 1, 6-8pm
UFORGE Gallery announces its October exhibition, a group show titled “Weird and Wicked.”
For many, the month of October elicits images of malicious monsters, spooky stories, barren trees, and imaginative costumes. Children dress up as their favorite characters, teenagers play tricks on each other, adults watch terrifying films, and almost everyone enjoys a little scare. For this open-call exhibition, UFORGE Gallery invited artists to submit work inspired by the strange, the paranormal, the disguised, the ludicrous, and the macabre. The subject could be memories of trick-or-treating, horror movies, ghosts and ghouls, bad dreams, alluring vampires, the perils of a full moon, Halloween costumes, morbid humor, or something in between. Artists responded with paintings, drawings, digital illustration, sculpture, photography, and mixed media, in styles both abstract and representational. Some depict real-life terror, others take a more humorous approach; some looked to historical horror like the Salem witch trials, others to the slasher fantasies of filmmakers like Dario Argento; some toy with the iconography of skulls, animals, and costumes, and still others showcase their creativity through downright bizarre imagery.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Alexis Agbay, Amy Branchaud, Emily Brodrick, Rebecca Cann, Claire Vail, Yvonne Christian, Brian Crete, Suzanne Finn, James Flynn, Kaleigh Madsen, Aurelie Galois, Sara Gothard, David Guerra, Katie Haley, Marnie Jain, Alex Kittle, Lars Knakkergaard, Anna Koon, Christine Ledoux, Anne McCaffrey, Matt McKee, Heather M. Morris, Frank Nagorka, Kellie O’Hara, Tamara Rohrer, Philip Ryan, Cristina Rosa Nelson, Joanne Steeves, Heather M. Stewart, Vanessa Thompson, Matt Towler, Sophy Tuttle