Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Hine Mizushima's "Unnatural History Museum" at Gallery Hanahou, New York

by Suzanne on February 24th, 2011

Anatomical Female A by Hine Mizushima - click to enlarge

Call me a snob, but the words "hall-of-fame-worthy group of craft artists" normally makes me think of Regretsy and "art" that looks like the dust bunnies and toenails under my desk, but drop the name "Hine Mizushima" and I'm all ears and eyes.

It was the ever classy Substrom who introduced me to her oeuvre and I've taken a particular liking to her work because of its sense of anatomical and cryptozoological humour in a medium that normally makes me yawn at best.

Her "Unnatural History Museum" promises:

"[...] A collection of Mizushima's most interesting specimens from the world of freaks of nature, sideshows, and charlatanism, all in cute but questionable taste. You will see more than 30 new specimens at the show!"

The show opens today in a week and Hine will be there in person. I have no idea how long it's on for so check back with Gallery Hanahou.

Ectoplasm by Hine Mizushima - click to enlarge

Opening reception: Mar 3, 2011, 7 - 9 PM

Address: Gallery Hanahou, 611 Broadway, Suite 730, NYC, 7th Floor of the Cable Building, NW corner of Broadway + Houston, New York, USA, email: info@galleryhanahou.com | Map

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12 - 6 PM, and by appointment

Overview | Press release

Artist's website