What hides in the mist of the Pacific Northwest? Shrouded with legend and mystery, we bring you the LORE of the land with artists, Lana Crooks, Melita “missmonster” Curphy, and Kelly Denato.
If you have any questions or would like to purchase a piece of artwork please email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Sales are on a first come, first served basis.
All gallery items will begin shipping one week after the close of the exhibition. Because size and weight of packed artwork varies, we will send you a paypal invoice and charge you for shipping at the end of the exhibit.
Below is the available artwork by each artist for LORE!
What inspires Kelly is the beauty of optimism, and its inherent tragedy, just before disappointment. Her paintings are marked by darkness as well as gleeful exuberance, creating a surreal and fluctuating world. Kelly’s painting technique is characterized by meticulous and tiny strokes layered on a textured background. Her colors are glistening and candy‐like. Her characters are often floating and tangled, drawn with a masterfully delicate illustrator’s hand and an eye for the whimsically sardonic.
Lana Crooks loves the antique, the creepy, the cute, and the mysterious. She constructs creatures from fabrics and found objects, and is a purveyor of faux specimens and soft curiosities. She is sought after for her pattern‐making abilities, and has frequently been spotted teaming up with other artists to breathe three‐dimensional life into their illustrations. On an average day, you can find her in the studio surrounded by skulls, old books, model ships, faux fur, glass eyes, a menagerie of stuffed friends, and a cat named Tanuki.
MELITA “MISSMONSTER” CURPHY
Melita “missmonster” Curphy creates one of a kind handmade masks, dolls, and sculptures. Each piece is original with individual stories and personalities. Her favorite and most satisfying to make are dolls because so many disciplines go into making them: sewing, pattern drafting, sculpting, cast/molds, painting, anatomy, fiber arts, model making and more.