International exhibitions Andrea Dezsö, Haunted Ridgefield, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield

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Andrea Dezsö, Haunted Ridgefield
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield (USA).

31.10 - 31.12.2011
























































07.09 - 25.11.2012
































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A Halloween-Inspired Main Street Sculpture Project

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of Andrea Dezsö: Haunted Ridgefield—the latest installment of the popular Main Street Sculpture Project—featuring folklore, fantasies, and fears.

The Transylvania-born artist's site-specific exhibition at The Aldrich showcases her skill in traditional, labor intensive, hand-crafted book-making, and will take the form of a diorama, in which a series of cut-out panels will reveal layers of a hallucinatory narrative featuring fantasy worlds and idiosyncratic characters.

Dezsö presents a powerful journey to the interior of the psyche through giant multimedia tunnel books, visible through the windows of the Museum's historic 1783 administration building on Main Street.

Aldrich curator Mónica Ramírez-Montagut explains, "Dezsö was inspired by Connecticut's haunted places and their stories; her exhibition will feature strange child-like creatures that populate the bizarre environment of her installation."

The somewhat surreal setting will present motifs from nature, such as spider webs and creeper plants, which convey a certain level of mystery and danger. These motifs will extend into the building's architecture, where the artist has created new Victorian-like fretwork for the porch (corbels, gable decorations, and column brackets), with ornaments that are "deadly" beautiful and irresistible.

As Dezsö points out, "It opens on Halloween night, my favorite holiday, because that is the time when we can trespass across the barrier between the world of the living and the world of the dead."

The Aldrich will celebrate the opening of Andrea Dezsö: Haunted Ridgefield on Monday, October 31, 2011, from 4 to 8 pm. Treats will be handed out on the front porch of the Museum for those who dare to venture out this night.






© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2012. All Rights Reserved

Exhibition 31 October 2011 - 31 December 2011. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street - Ridgefield, CT 06854 (USA). Tel. 203 438 4519. Opening hours : Tuesday to Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm.











Andrea Dezsö, "Sometimes In My Dreams I Fly" (partial installation view at Rice Gallery, Houston), 2010.Courtesy of the artist and Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern, San Francisco. Photo by Nash Baker

Andrea Dezsö, "Sometimes In My Dreams I Fly" (partial installation view at Rice Gallery, Houston), 2010.
Courtesy of the artist and Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern, San Francisco.
Photo by Nash Baker.