Two contemporary artists from Spain, Esperanza Gomez-Carrera and Mireia Donat Melús are showing their latest works in a vibrant exhibition together with others artists from UK and USA at Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG.
Artists in Wonderland commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Alice In Wonderland. The exhibition runs from 2nd – 14th June 2015. A Private View will be held on Thursday 4th June from 6–9 pm and you are cordially invited to attend.
Artists in Wonderland reveals the artists distinctive interpretations of the classic children’s stories. From tiny details through to sweeping concepts, each artist brings you their own unique insight into the world of Lewis Carroll: here visitors can enjoy a range of exhibits from an interactive, mechanical sculpture through to hats through to imaginative character portraits. Running for 12 days the exhibition includes tea parties and talks for visitors.
“Reality has associated parts that only the imagination can discovery” said Esperanza Gomez-Carrera. “Children’s minds are not subjected to the prejudices that reality imposes on adults and that is the surrealist imagination, the logical challenge or the absurd joke, the elements that led to this exhibition. Nonsensical or useless objects that have been transformed at will. My past is as linked to Art as to Psychology. Not in vain did I practice as a physiologist during several years of my life. Alice and her wonder into the unconscious always attracted me. Alice’s adventures penetrated into something that the psychoanalysts of the XX Century would discover”.
The hookah smoking caterpillar at Alice’s adventures in wonderland always captivated Mireia Donat Melús , since she was a girl the weirdness of the situation has always called her attention.
How lost she feels…
So when she decided to take part on Artists in Wonderland show she thought on that scene and worked on the idea of the caterpillar as a bizarre object, with the objective of put the public on a weird situation of understanding of this character.
An object in which the shape, the size and the rareness plays an important aspect to make the viewer feel disturbed and under threat… The Caterpillar is a sculpture that introduces us on Alice’s skin, causing disorientation and confusion.
Others artists as Graham Asker, Ruth Jones, Nick Hazzard, Julie Caves, Sara Wickenden, Matt Smith, Peter Lang, Valerie Gladwin Montgomery and Liz Whiteman Smith, brings together a wealth of complementary artwork and opens up a dynamic and intimate dialogue with the viewer.