Jack Zipes @ Gallery Talk January 25th
Jack Zipes, distinguished scholar of the fairy tale and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, will offer his thoughts on the “inside, for a short amount of time” exhibition by Dan Buettner and Rebecca Krinke.
Jack’s work revolves around the idea that fairy tales serve a meaningful social function, and that the worlds projected by the best of our fairy tales reveal the gaps between truth and falsehood in our immediate society.
Rebecca Krinke’s large installation of an immense, black bed – called “Insomnia” – was inspired in part by fairy tales… where strange beds, rooms, and cottages in the dark woods abound. Humans and animals change form, a sleeper may sleep 100 years, and straw turns into gold.
Both artists will also be present to speak about their work.
Free and open to all.
Refreshments will be served.