October 20, 2011

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Rafael Esquer

CATEGORY

Andrea Dezsö Haunted Ridgefield Exhibition

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For a long time, I’ve wanted to create a post about Andrea Dezsö, one of my favorite designer/artists working today. We met back in the 90s during the so-called “dot-com” boom era. She was an interactive designer for iXL and I was working at Radical Media. We both had our …

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For a long time, I’ve wanted to create a post about Andrea Dezsö, one of my favorite designer/artists working today. We met back in the 90s during the so-called “dot-com” boom era. She was an interactive designer for iXL and I was working at Radical Media. We both had our beloved sketchbooks. Years later, I’m excited to see where her creative journey has taken her. Her inspiring excursions in the art world include writing, directing animation, puppetry, embroidery, making murals, subway art and illustrating books amongst others. It’s been a treat to watch it all. In fact, every time I see Under The Garden, her whimsical poster now on display inside the New York City subway trains, makes me smile.

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Her latest creation is a site-specific for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum opening on Halloween. Her skills in traditional, labor-intensive, hand-crafted book-making, will take the form of a diorama, in this not-to-be-missed show. I’ve been told that a series of cut-out panels will reveal layers of a hallucinatory narrative featuring fantasy worlds and idiosyncratic characters. This kind of vision can only come out of Andrea Dezso’s imagination.

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Aldrich curator Mónica Ramírez-Montagut explains, “Dezsö was inspired by Connecticut’s haunted places and their stories; her exhibition will feature strange child-like creatures that populate the bizarre environment of her installation.”

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