'Uprooting a Mountain: Norse Mythology Reimagined'
Kreuser Gallery is proud to present “Uprooting a Mountain: Norse Mythology Reimagined,” new works by Darla Slee with music by Jeremiah Walter.
“Uprooting a Mountain: Norse Mythology Reimagined,” includes new works by Darla Slee with music by Jeremiah Walter.
These illustrations explore timeless tales of the north from a fresh perspective.
I love the Norse myths. They harken back to an ancient society, and yet remain timeless. Even many centuries removed from the era in which they were created, one can still relate to these characters and their struggles. These are tales of adventure and friendship. They also teach us lessons about honor and integrity. In the stories, one finds an undeniable humanity keeping them fresh and alive. It is no wonder that they have inspired some of our greatest authors and artists.
And now, I would like to share them with you. By retelling and reorienting them for new audiences, we can all continue to enjoy the myths for centuries to come. I must also stress that these stories are for everyone from every background to enjoy. No one group. nor one type of person, has an exclusive claim to them. They are part of the wide and wonderful world of storytelling, and I encourage folx to add their own personal touches when passing them along. Let us keep these stories alive to be loved and cherished by many generations to come!
Darla Slee is a Colorado Springs-based artist and has been a resident of Colorado since the age of two. As a child, she spent many hours drawing and making paper toys for herself. These early pastimes engendered in her a lifelong passion for creating art. Darla has taken various drawing classes, but remains in many ways self-taught.
The concepts for her drawings spring from her imagination, which is fed by a love of books, folklore, and history. She enjoys creating fantastical realms with fun characters in order to delight, provoke thought, or leave the viewer feeling unsettled. She lives in the Springs with her witty husband and black cat, Hecate.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- May 7, 2021 at 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Fri)
- May 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
- May 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Thu)
- May 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Fri)
- May 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
- May 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Thu)
- May 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Fri)
- May 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
- May 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Thu)
- May 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Fri)
Additional time info:
Opening Reception: May 7 from 5-9 p.m.
Artist Talks: May 19 at 5:30 p.m.
125 E. Boulder Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903