Monday, June 17, 2013

ABG Member Ken Gold graces Eyeporium Gallery with Magical Curiosities



June 28 - July 29
Opening Reception: Friday June 28 from 6pm to 9pm

Exhibition: June 28 to July 29, 2013
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 12noon to 7pm
and then Saturday 12noon to 5pm

Eyeporium Gallery
1431 North Milwaukee Ave, in the heart of Wicker Park,
two blocks south of the Damen Stop on the Blue Line

For Immediate Release
Ken Gold opens the door to an Alice in Wonderland landscape full of double-headed monsters, humanoids with light-bulb wings and whales with skateboard wheels. This exhibition opens the door to Gold's imagination exhibiting Tim Burtonesque like sculptures that depict horror in conjunction with a naive playful imagination. As an artist, Gold has always been fascinated by monstrosities and oddities and wants to invite: 

"...the viewer, to open their eyes to the wonder of the world and think about their personal everyday relationships, with people, animals and culture."

The experience of wonder and inviting people to engage with these sculptural oddities is entering a magical door into Gold's bizarre and unique imagination. Dinosaur creatures with bat ears, Hoover tubes with human heads and cacti monsters fill the world of Ken's imagination.

Ken Gold is a zoologist and animal behavior specialist by day caring for animals on hollywood film sets like the recent Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino. During his down time he creates these animated sculptures out of encaustic wax, inventing brushes and innovating processes to create these other-worldly magical creatures. He has traveled extensively around the world and incorporates a worldly perspective into these off the wall sculptures.

The exhibition opens on Friday June 28, 2013 and runs through to July 29, 2013.


Carron Little
Eyeporium Gallery Director


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