Fractured Fairy Tales: Opens Saturday July 7th!


Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7 2012 | 7-10pm
On View: July 7 – August 11, 2012

Delight in the whimsical and curious world of classic fairy tales re-imagined by 32 notable Animators as WWA Gallery presents Fractured Fairy Tales. Curated by Sandra Equihua and Drake Brodahl, Fractured Fairy Tales unleashes its’ talking animals and imprisoned princesses to the world Saturday, July 7th 2012.

Amongst the oldest traditions in storytelling, these dark and bite -size cautionary fables were eventually reinvented and brought to life through Animation as enchanting and magical tales: where we are taught that obstacles can be overcome, ugliness turns to beauty, and a nobody can become a hero, in an honest quest towards “happily ever after.” Legendary Animators, such as those who worked for Walt Disney, have stylistically defined most of the characters from these tales that we’ve come to know and love today.

It is therefore fitting that Fractured Fairy Tales has some of today’s top Animation artists reinterpreting these magical worlds. While aesthetic influences can still be seen, each of the artists has brought their own unique style and vision, giving a new twist to these timeless classics.

Open to the public, the gallery reception for Fractured Fairy Tales is from 7 -10PM Saturday, July 7th. The exhibition will run until August 11th, 2012.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:

Roque Ballesteros Brigette Barriger Lorelay Bove Megan Brain Drake Brodahl Becky Dreistadt Anna Chambers Joey Chou Sandra Equihua Sadie Figueroa Genevive Godbout Helena Garcia Rex Hackelberg Alex Kirwan Dan Krall Amanda Kindregan Leticia Lacey Brittney Lee Deanna Marsigliese Annette Marnat Rhodfe Montijo Leo Matsuda Martin Ontiveros Pete Oswald Jorge Ramirez Israel Sanchez Don Shank Ann Shen Gabe Swarr Becca Stadtlander Joel Trussell Nate Wragg Johnny Yanok