Tuesday, August 11, 2009

In a Material World...

Missy Webb is an old friend. And an amazing local talent. If you've ever marveled at theater costumes from afar, or wanted to revisit an other-worldly dream, you'll want to experience Missy's work up close. Her world is fantastic and strange and magnificent.

In a Material World...
August 14, 2009 - September 12, 2009
Opening Reception: August 14, 7-10pm

Gallery Imperato
is pleased to present In a Material World.... Elaborate costumes by fiber artist Melissa Webb will be on display from August 14 through September 12, 2009. A selection of related photographs by Uli Loskot, Lisa Dietrich, and aminibigcircus will accompany the wears. Guests can expect to be served by garden gnomes and mingle among hi-society stilt walkers at an opening reception to be held on August 14 from 7-10pm.

For four weeks Gallery Imperato will be transformed into a mystical dreamland, a haunted forest, a magical storybook, a warehouse of the imagination. The Topiary Woman, Death Dance Bird, Swamp Nymph, Ghost Bride and other key players from former films, living installation works, and lively performances will come to a stand still. Familiar favorites will be joined by newly emerging characters in an environment that allows for an up-close examination. For the first time viewers are invited to explore the saturated colors, complex textures, and history behind a number of Webb's tactile creations in an intimate group setting.

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