North Hudson artist SlaughterDK is set to open his first show at the Dollhaus II art gallery on Friday, October 7, at 6 p.m.
The exhibit, entitled “Fever Dreams,” will be on display at the gallery located at 23 Cottage Street, Bayonne, until November 6. SlaughterDK, a multi-disciplinary artist, will see the gallery transformed to a feverish dreamscape installation featuring drawings, paintings, sculptures, lolipops, and clowns.
The opening reception will feature a pre-Halloween dance party. Attendees are invited to “dress to slay” and celebrate the official reopening of the gallery after it was awarded a zoning certificate to remain in Bayonne on Cottage Street.
There will be musical guests DJ Ojrd Dwee and Foresaken Garden, as well as a performance by Iggy Berlin, and “songs by a clown.” There will also be refreshments and tasty treats by artist and baketress Bee Heim.
According to SlaughterDK, Fever Dreams is an ode to Sigmund Freud’s 1919 essay on the uncanny. Normally exhibiting in Union City and the North Hudson area, this is his first show in Bayonne.
“A fever dream is strangely beautiful and familiar visual that your body experiences during its physically lowest point,” he said. “It is simultaneous sweats and shivers that lead you down a rabbit hole into another dimension of familiarity. This visual vocabulary relies on strange awareness of fantastical, horrifying, and nonsensical ideas that reside in our subconscious. According to Freud, ‘the strangely familiar’ is an idea derivative of the uncanny, and is a main theme when analyzing the psychology behind early horror films throughout the Hays Code Era.”
Gallery hours are Fridays from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 2 to 9 p.m. For more information, go to xdollhausx.com or check social media pages including @dollhaus2 and @slaughterdk.
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