On exhibit: April 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, April 10, 2015
Sideshow is a two-person exhibition featuring Randall Deihl and Nan Hill depicting views of carnival sideshows and ruminations on being a “freak”.
In the United States, there is a long tradition of sideshows going back to the 1800s, often being the feature of traveling carnivals and roadshow circuses. In this exhibition, Deihl’s paintings give us a glance back in time at the nostalgia of sideshow memorabilia, posters and banners advertising shows such as The Headless Woman, The Human Spider and The Giantess. Hill’s charming and surreal paintings work as a meditation on what it is to be “different” and not to fit the conventional norms. See the exhibit online.