Thunder-Sky, Inc. presents “Murder in a Small Town: John Auer, Emily Brandehoff, Megan Christ, Sarah Lalley, Christian Schmit, and Evan Verrilli,” opening April 6, 2019, reception 6- 10 pm. Show closes June 1, 2019.
The inspiration for this exhibition is drawn from the life and career of Frances Glessner Lee, who was the first female police captain in the United States and known for her painstaking construction of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of 20 dioramas depicting actual crime scenes. In response to Lee’s efforts, we’ve selected 6 artists to create work that either depicts a “scene of a crime” or alludes to a crime scene. The works include a variety of media, intentions, and inventions. Each artist has his/her own take on how visualizing and conceptualizing “true crime” creates whole other avenues of though and dream.
Also, during the opening of the show a couple doors down, we will be sponsoring a live script-reading of The Golden Girls, to accompany a show in the basement and at The Comet of works by a plethora of artists from across the nation inspired by and memorializing the classic sitcom. The reading happens 6 – 8 pm at The Comet 4579 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati 45223.