January 23 - February 25, 1996
Frankenstein in Normal is an exhibition based on the classic Mary Shelley text, a tale of romance, creation myth, love, fear, and horror.
Among the 25 artists chosen for the exhibition are several historical figures. These artists (Hans Bellmer, Rockwell Kent, Walter Murch) are often discussed in relation to contemporary artists but rarely shown alongside them. This exhibition includes painting, photography, sculpture, slide projection, and drawing as a way to explore the following categories: The Lab, The Doctor, The Monster and Bride. Hoping to make connections between the artistic practice and issues from the Shelley text, the Lab will be seen as studio or exhibition site; the Doctor will be seen as artist and viewer; the Monster and Bride will be seen as artwork.
Artists featured in the exhibition are: John Goodyear, William Pope.L, Curtis Mitchell, Marcia Lyons, Howard Johnson, Megan Williams, Larry Miller, Francois Morelli, Kay Rosen, Hannah Wilke, Ida Appelbroog, Rockwell Kent, Stephe Spretnjak, Mira Schor, Sue Johnson, Jeanne Silverthorne, Hans Bellmer, Richard Klein, Pietro Costa, Robert Feintuch, Judy Linn, Rona Pondick, Jack Whitten, Walter Murch, Joy Stingone, and the schoolchildren of Normal.