D'Amelio Terras is pleased to present Fantasyland, a group exhibition featuring works on paper and collages by eight artists who create complex and cohesive fictional worlds.
Laylah Ali, Susan Arena, John Bankston, Marcel Dzama, Kojo Griffin, Yun-Fei
Ji, Konstantin Kakanias, Jon Pylypchuk
Curated by Jordan Gutcher
May 30 Â July 26, 2002
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 30, 6-8p.m.
D'Amelio Terras is pleased to present Fantasyland, a group exhibition featuring works on paper and collages by eight artists who create complex and cohesive fictional worlds. Laylah Ali, John Bankston, Kojo Griffin and Yun-Fei Ji use the visual language of cartoons and comic strips to examine social, racial and sexual relationships. Susan Arena, Marcel Dzama and Konstantin Kakanias create modern fairytales full of surreal sexuality and barely-repressed violence. Jon Pylypchuk populates his landscapes with figures that are simultaneously pathetic and menacing.
All use a consistent cast of characters and an ambiguous narrative structure to lure viewers further into their dark world. Attempting to understand the narrative, viewers become involved and potentially implicated in the activities of the characters they follow. Each artist uses fantasy as a strategy to illuminate strange and often unpleasant truths.
For press and visuals requests, please contact Brian Sholis at 212.352.9460
DÂ¹Amelio Terras represents Polly Apfelbaum, Erica Baum, Delia Brown, Tony Feher, Joanne Greenbaum, Glenn Ligon, John Morris, Rei Naito, Rika Noguchi, DamiÃ¡n Ortega, Miguel Rio Branco, Karin Sander, Joe Scanlan, and Yoshihiro Suda.
Autumn 2002 Exhibition Schedule
John Morris September 5 through October 5
Delia Brown October 12 through November 9
Rei Naito November 16 through December 21
525 West 22nd Street NY 10011 New York