The Unicorn in Captivity
From Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program
June 11 - August 13, 2006
Galleries 263 and 264
In her large-scale paintings, Alexa Horochowski exploits the bright colors and line quality of children’s fables, fairy tales and coloring books to create distilled moments that are provocative and ambiguous. As if trying to be children one last time, young, adolescent girls swing from trees, take rides in rickety boats and fearlessly test the boundaries of their last Indian Summer. The spectacle of their enthusiasm is designed to seduce the viewer while reflecting back the illusion inherent in the adult recalling of childhood. Idyllic landscapes offer a vision of a Shangri-la that never was or could be.
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- Opening reception, Thursday, June 15, from 7 to 9 p.m.
- Artist-led tour Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m.
- Critics' Trialogue on Thursday, June 29 at 7 p.m with Margaret Pezalla-Granlund.