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"Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination" At The Frist Center for the Visual Arts (PHOTOS)

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For either a child or an adult, nothing is scarier than thinking something is under the bed. Fantasy and fear begin to merge into one in the upcoming exhibition "Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination." Whether a boredom-induced longing or a paranoid hallucination, the visions that lurked in your childhood consciousness return for an adult visit.

Yinka Shonibare's adaptation of Goya's "The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters" gives it a mythical nightmare a colorful pop while Amy Stein's "Watering Hole" has a lingering resonance of banal horror. Some of the works appear playful, almost childish at first glance, and begin to turn on you like a good dream gone sour. And we just can't get enough of Saya Woolfalk's mythical playpens where culture and norms give way to so many pretty colors! The exhibition aligns the art world and the dream world with the mantra: If you see it, it is real.

Saya Woolfalk, No Place, 2008

Saya Woolfalk, No Place, 2008

"Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination" will feature work by Meghan Boody, Marcel Dzama, Inka Essenhigh, Mark Hosford, Paula Rego, Yinka Shonibare, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Amy Stein, Charlie White and Saya Woolfalk. It will show from February 24 until May 28 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville.

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