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Dendrology Mythology


Fri 22 Mar 2013, 10:00am–8:00pm
Sat 23 Mar 2013, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 24 Mar 2013, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 27 Mar 2013, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 28 Mar 2013, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Auguste Clown Gallery, 52 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages


Take a walk into the woods and peek under fallen trees and around the clear, still pools, and you might just see one of the creatures that inhabit the world of Cuddly Rigor Mortis.

In her newest series of work, the American based artist explores the themes of folklore and fairy mythology with the exhibition, Dendrology Mythology on show at Auguste Clown Gallery from 15th – 28th March 2013.

Kristin Tercek, the artist behind Cuddly Rigor Mortis, first began showing her work in 2005. Since then, she has developed a strong following through her signature style of charming botanicals and real and imaginary creatures.

Her paintings have been exhibited in several notable contemporary art galleries including artKitchen in Amsterdam, Gallery Nucleus in the United States and La Gaîté Lyrique museum in Paris. Kristin also recently joined the artistic talent at Disneyland Resort, California and her unique interpretations of Walt Disney characters like Mickey Mouse are on display at the theme park’s WonderGround Gallery.

Dendrology Mythology marks Cuddly Rigor Mortis’ first exhibition in Australia and was inspired by the aftermath landscape of Hurricane Sandy.

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy I was reading a book written in the 1880s called ‘Welsh Folk-Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions’. My house was surrounded by huge oak trees broken in half and buildings torn from their foundations so I began to imagine my own mythology of protectors and guardians to help me cope,” Cuddly Rigor Mortis said.

“In this exhibition I went back to what I've always loved - songbirds, the forest and combined them into beings which I hope the viewer will want to know more about and be friends with. Even if you don’t see these little creatures in the woods, know that they are still around, just out of sight, keeping you safe.”