“Something Wicked This Way Comes” is a morbid 1962 novel by Ray Bradbury, a movie, a TLC song and most recently an art exhibition showcasing new works by ten of today’s most innovative and powerful contemporary artists: Annie Owens, Christian Rex van Minnen, Christine Wu, Chrystal Chan, David Ball, Fulvio Di Piazza, Jana Brike, Jessica Ward, Judith Supine and Michael Page.
“The show was born merely out of my love and admiration for artists who fearlessly delve into the dark corners of their mind and a desire to see what such a phrase meant to them,” art writer and curator Stephanie Chefas explained to me when I interviewed her for Cool Hunting.
When it comes to art, torment and rebellion are often catalysts to masterpieces, and Chefas knows it: “The wicked are much more interesting, don’t you think? Not that I don’t appreciate the hero’s journey, but generally speaking good is so boring.” With robots, knives, dark forests, wide-eyed girls, cigarettes and bondate, there is nothing boring about her forthcoming show, as you’ll be able to preview below.
The opening reception for “Something Wicked This Way Comes” takes place Saturday, 23 February 2013 from 7-10pm, at Cella Gallery. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition will be on view through 16 March 2013. Don’t miss it!