Alice in Wonderland Invitational at The Tinman Gallery, Spokane

Detail of Kay O’Rourke’s Mock Turtle
Detail of Kay O'Rourke's Mock Turtle

The Tinman Gallery in Spokane, Washington is hosting an Alice in Wonderland Invitational from July 30 to August 21, 2010. The event, which features paintings, drawings and sculptures inspired by portrayals of Alice 1865 through 2010, was reviewed by the Pacific Northwest Inlander last Wednesday:

While much of the exhibit artwork pulls directly from literature, others explore Alice in Wonderland’s more adult themes. Ric Gendron’s Feed Your Head is a provocative triptych complete with pot leaves and hookah. Is he pro-drug use? Against? Curiouser and curiouser.

Bernadette Vielbig asks a similar question with her Lewis Carroll Understood the Future of Modern Medicine, a refined aesthetic piece using weathered maple, eerily accurate cast plaster face and hands and a bottle of Kentucky bourbon. More…

The exhibition will be formally opened this evening with an Artist’s Reception from 5-9pm.

Alice in Wonderland Invitational
Tinman Gallery, 811 West Garland Avenue, Spokane, WA 99205
Free and open to the public, July 30 to August 21, 2010