Tales to tell…
Follow Kapner as she summons the original stories of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm through her singular ceramics and prints. A Grimm Tale forms a visual account of "The Twelve Brothers," "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Frog King," "Cinderella," "Snow White," "Hansel and Gretel," "The Juniper Tree," and "Rapunzel."
The cornerstone of modern-day fairytales will be made visual through ceramics, prints, and a three-dimensional vanitas still-life to delight and beguile the senses. As the daughter of German immigrants Kapner works from what is familiar and what is culturally significant to her. The stories of the Grimm brothers are important, as each recalls memories of her childhood. While the titles of the stories and representations of the characters and settings may be familiar to those who are not of German heritage, A Grimm Tale will without a doubt open their eyes and perhaps shock their minds by the origin stories published by the brothers between 1812 and 1815.
To experience the true, first-edition of these tales join us for a night of visual storytelling and conversation at McColl Center on Thursday, December 28, 2023, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
A Grimm Tale by Doris Kapner is on view at McColl Center December 28, 2023 through January 21, 2024
Exhibition guest curated by Marisa J Pascucci.
Beer generously provided by Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.