In 2011, we went behind the scenes of Tim Burton’s expansive retrospective at LACMA, where he described an exhibition as a place of “excitement, mystery, discovery, life, and death.” His career is the inspiration behind “Nightmare in Wonderland”, an ongoing show series entering into its second phase on April 11th at Distinction Gallery. A play on The Nightmare Before Christmas, the exhibition title refers to just the tip of the iceberg. The artists, which include newcomer Atsuko Goto (covered here), Yoko d’Holbachie (featured in Vol. 6 in 2007), Natalie Shau, Dan May, Kukula, Lola, Calvin Ma, Naoto Hattori, Scott Radke, and many more, have chosen to portray a large variety of Burton subjects. Here, they borrow from his most colorful works to date, leading into vivid and impossible dreams. Take an early look at some of their pieces below, courtesy of the curator Ixie Darkonn.
Clementine De Chabaneix
Clementine De Chabaneix (detail)