Kill Joy Forest

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Kill Joy Forest by ArtCenter alumna Veronique Cote
On view October 12 – January 14, 2018
Opening Reception & Screening: October 12, 2017 |  6PM

Location: O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami

Born in Quebec, Miami-based artist and ArtCenter Alumna Veronique Cote works in textile, photography, drawing and painting to create sketches of America from the point of view of a foreigner.

The works presented in this exhibition are inspired by myths, fairy tales and iconic movies. Together they form a series of distorted happy endings that use popular characters in an ironic way in order to talk about societies of consumption and exclusion. Grouped around 3 large paintings, Here My Pretties, Killjoy Swirl, and Willy Nilly, these works speak to America’s ability to be wondrous, beautiful, scary and ridiculous all at the same time.  

Film screening: King Kong (1933)

Directed by: Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack

104 minutes

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

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