Latest Gallery Show Shines Light Into Fairy Tales’ Shadowy World

  • Last updated October 16, 2013
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"A Darkness" welcomes gallery visitors into "the split between seen and unseen, reality and myth, waking and dreaming" – a collage of fantasy and reality.

Artists Patrick Vincent and Lauren Kinney address the large crowd gathered for the opening of their exhibit in The Gallery at Penn College.

Students view a large-scale woodcut work by Kinney, who uses hidden pictures, symbols and patterns to weave imagery into narrative.

Other students enjoy donning screen-printed masks created by Vincent and taking photos for uploading to the artist's Twin Bee Press website (

Exploring animal figures in folk tale, Vincent's work, "Ophite Tautology," carved MDF (medium density fiberboard), relief and letterpress-printed handmade paper, crawls across the gallery wall.

A Darkness,” a dreamlike display of woodcarving and printmaking, opened Tuesday with a reception and artists’ talk in The Gallery at Penn College. The free, public exhibit – which features the intricate and imaginative work of Lauren Kinney and Patrick Vincent – continues through Nov. 10 on the third floor of Madigan Library. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 2-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday (closed Saturday and Monday).