Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wrapping Up The Summer In Style

Gallery Imperato's current exhibit, In a Material World... is a hit! The show is receiving great press coverage including a review in The Baltimore Sun, an in-depth interview of artist Melissa Webb by Cara Ober, and a soon to be out review by City Paper's Bret McCabe. People have come out to see the elaborate wears in record numbers and the opening reception (complete with gnomes, women on stilts and ballerinas) was a blast. The last day of the exhibit is September 12.

In A Material World...

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.