Alex Pardee's art opening: Vertigo: A Decade of Hunting Nightmares


Alex Pardee has an art show opening at Corey Helford Gallery on January 8, 2010 in Los Angeles. The gallery will give 500 mini giclee prints to the first 500 guests on opening night.

Coming off his work on the 2011 feature film release, "Sucker Punch", where Pardee partnered with filmmaker Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. Pictures to create original artwork for the film as well as art direction for the Comic-Con marketing campaign, Pardee has created "Vertigo", his most ambitious art exhibition to date. In his first solo at Corey Helford Gallery, the artist unveils the art of capturing nightmares with a collection of thirteen acrylic-on-cradled wood panel paintings, which are physical representations of darkly intense dream-state visions in the unique Pardee style. Each painting is accompanied by a framed document chronicling the nightmare's history, as related by world-famous nightmare hunter, Verti Parker, who inspired Pardee to create the exhibition. Also on display throughout the gallery will be a series of artifacts and evidence from the famous nightmare hunter's archive, including the actual music box he used to exorcise nightmares from patients, as well as an eight-foot taxidermy monster from Verti's very first nightmare hunt.

Here's a teaser video for the show. More images after the jump.