'TALES POE NEVER TOLD' ART EXHIBIT AT THE POE MUSEUM
Posted May 31, 2012
Mark Redfield, the artist behind "Tales Poe Never Told"
New paintings by Mark Redfield on display at the Poe House and Museum in Baltimore from June 9th, 2012 to Labor Day weekend.
Edgar Allan Poe wrote some of the most memorable, treasured stories of mystery and horror ever written. Pulse-pounding tales that include The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Cask of Amontillado are favorites know all over the world.
The Poe House and Museum in Baltimore is proud to host an exhibit of new paintings by Mark Redfield, collectively entitled Tales Poe Never Told. The exhibit can be viewed at The Poe House and Museum, located at 203 North Amity Street in Baltimore, during normal hours of operation, Wednesdays through Saturday, noon to 3:35PM. The exhibit will be at the Poe House from Saturday, June 9th, 2012 until Labor Day weekend.
Over fifteen new works make up the exhibit Tales Poe Never Told. Redfield has, with his large, colorful acrylic paintings, imagined new tales out well-know Poe stories crossed with other famous stories and fairy tales.
Over fifteen paintings are in the show, with titles like The Pig and The Pendulum, The Ovaltine Portrait, Rapunzel of the Rue Morgue, Mr. Hop Frog’s Wild Ride (from “I Scream in My Pillows”), The Fall of the House at Pooh Corner, and many more
Redfield’s wild imaginings are, on the surface, entertaining cartoon parodies of familiar stories, but also reveal a bit more about Poe, especially when put into the often startling and funny contexts these “mash-ups” reveal.
The artist, Mark Redfield, has been a long-time supporter of, and special events producer for, The Poe House and began showing his Poe-related paintings at events in 2009. He began this series of paintings, collectively exhibited at TALES POE NEVER TOLD that same year, and has only shown three of the series publicly. Since 2009 he has completed a dozen more, and this exhibit will be the first time they have been shown to the public.
"The Pig and the Pendulum" (detail)