Featuring a selection of large-scale artworks accompanied by videos documenting the artist’s creative process, this exquisite exhibition is among the first to introduce Kirsty Mitchell’s fantastical photographs to American museum audiences.
A trained fashion designer who has worked with international labels such as Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan, Mitchell created elaborate costumes and props and collaborated with hair and make-up artist Elbie Van Eeden to compose and then photograph astonishingly beautiful, fantastical scenes in the lush local landscape of her childhood home in Surrey, England.
As seen in Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar, The Royal Photographic Society, and more, Wonderland is the culmination of a five-year labor of love honoring Mitchell’s late mother Maureen, a school teacher whose passion for folklore, fairy tales, and children’s literature inspired an entire community. Read more about Mitchell’s exquisite work, and the story behind this series at: kirstymitchellphotography.com and https://moartdeland.org/event/wonderland/
Member Admission: Free
Image: Kirsty Mitchell, The Pure Blood of a Blossom, 2014, Photograph (Detail)