Summerland: A Ghost Story will be premiering at the Loyola Museum of Art in Chicago on February 15th, 2014, and will be running until June 15th, 2014. For more information, go to the LUMA website right HERE!
Combining cautionary tale picture books with Gothic ghost stories, artist Kenneth Gerleve presents Summerland: A Ghost Story. The sixteen-panel narrative installation presents vignettes from dreams of "the Artist." Similar to the work of Edward Gorey, the installation is macabre yet humorous, while acknowledging death and celebrating life. Summerland is excised from a larger work in progress, an experimental, serialized graphic novel, The Osiris Mechanism. Summerland features atmospheric instrumental music written and performed by Ross Crean.