Fred Stonehouse: The Promise of Distant Things September 26, 2015–January 17, 2016
    Image for Fred Stonehouse: The Promise of Distant ThingsFred Stonehouse, Marschmeister, Acrylic on panel, 2011, Lent by the Collection of Geoffrey Yeomans and Bruce McKeefry

    Image for Fred Stonehouse: The Promise of Distant ThingsAlready Gone, 2001, Acrylic on panel, Lent by Josh and Katie Howard
    Fred Stonehouse’s paintings are instantly recognizable. Each caricature-cum-dreamscape is simultaneously maudlin, whimsical, shocking but distinctly Stonehouse-esque. Stonehouse’s work puzzles and intrigues and is not easy, but that is because his mind is like a big sponge wrapped in sticky flypaper. All manner of disparate people, places, artwork, literature, and experiences get stuck in his brain and are absorbed and tumbled around in his dreams. Then they find form in his paintings. The Promise of Distant Things is a major retrospective of Stonehouse’s work, taking visitors into the artist’s psyche and asking them to share their own surreal subconscious stories with the world.

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    Meet the Artist
    Saturday, November 14 | 10:00-12:00 
    Fred will be at MOWA during Bloomin' Holidaze to sign copies of his newest publication.

    Enjoy the Book
    Snag a souvenir from Fred Stonehouse: The Promise of Distant Things. Pick up a copy of the full-color exhibition catalogue, featuring stunningly Surrealist works from the show in the MOWA Shop during Bloomin’ Holidaze. 
    Download a FREE digital copy >