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Far, Far Away

On view:

Exhibiting Artists

Meghan Boody, Joe Fig, Julie Heffernan, Gail LeBoff, Ethan Murrow, Virginia Wagner

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Far, Far Away…, on view in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery. Far, Far Away… is an exhibition that considers the possibility of alternate worlds, dreamscapes and imagined landscapes- places where adventures occur and fantasy takes over.

Artworks featured in this exhibition will captivate and inspire us by evoking dreams of places that may only exist in our imaginations. In practice, many of these works highlight the artist’s process of manipulation. At the heart, these works celebrate storytelling and the power of visual art to weave a tale without using any text at all. Some works consist of dream-like fantasies filled with details and discoveries, while others address issues of youthful turmoil, awkward transitions between childhood and adulthood, or of ever- changing identity or illusion. Audiences are urged to fill in the blanks for themselves, identify with the familiar and non-familiar, and venture into the unknown, all before returning home safely. Please join us as we transport you into a world of transformation where anything is possible. 

Click here to see a time lapse of Ethan Murrow’s Portmanteau wall drawing!

Click here to see more photos from the Far, Far Away exhibition.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Also on view

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    In the Pepperman Family Fine Arts Studio IN CHARACTER, JENNY FINE

    The photographs on view were made in collaboration with students grades Pre-K to 12th at The Wellington School in Columbus, OH. Continuing her interest in storytelling, Jenny Fine shared her process of image making with the students at Wellington. The students were asked to think about a family narrative and develop those narratives into images, then create characters, design costumes, and construct backdrops and props for the photographs. Through a series of local field trips the students enacted these collective narratives for the camera.

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    In the Bridge Space DITTY BOP STROLL

    A site-specific installation entitled Ditty Bop Stroll by ArtPod in collaboration with Dustin Schenk is featured in the interactive Bridge space. ArtPod and Schenk created color field paintings on the two walls and the ceiling with added reflective elements to create overlapping perspectives and optical illusions. Moving through the bridge one becomes a part of the painting creating a play of personal and physical perspective.

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