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Preview: “The Wonderful World of Dr. Deekay” ~ Camille Rose Garcia ~ May 12th

1:16 PM PDT on May 11, 2018

Camille Rose Garcia is a pioneer in the widely male-dominated genre of pop-surrealism. She is an LA treasure with mass international appeal. Her work has appeared in mass cultural magazines like Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, Flaunt and Paper. At the same time, the aesthetic complexity of Garcia’s work is also recognized as museum quality “high art,” as her artwork is in collections at LACMA, The Resnick Collection and San Jose Museum - the latter of which featured a solo museum exhibition of her work in 2007. Garcia has had several exhibitions at Merry Kanowsky Gallery from 2000 to 2010 and Kohn Gallery in 2011. Her illustrated version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (published by HarperCollins in 2010) is a New York Times best seller.

In Camille Rose Garcia's "The Wonderful World of Dr. Deekay," the massive showcase will premiere 10 new paintings, dozens of illustrations, puppets, a stop-motion animated film and a new mural on the gallery’s wall based on her long-awaited illustrated book “The Cabinet of Dr. Deekay,” a dystopian horror fairytale that will be published this summer in conjunction with the exhibit.

The world of Dr. Deekay is a surreal psychedelic commentary on our modern world inspired by the real-life dental horror Camille endured over seven years ago. During a one week period, Garcia had to undergo 11 root canals, a full mouth reconstruction, gum surgery, and finally a bad reaction to an anti-anxiety pill that created frightening hallucinations and the inspiration for this story. The book follows young Alex Winchester after he wakes up in a strange hospital and parts of himself missing—his introduction to a dystopian new world in which everyone is systematically “rearranged.”

“The Wonderful World of Dr. Deekay”
Opening Reception
May 12, 2018 | 7pm - 11pm
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm - 6pm

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