Denise Tassin, Fairyland, March 2007
Fairyland explores the myths of childhood through an almost life-size "home" environment, installated within spare room. Through the layering of fairytales, such as Alics in Wonderland, and Hansel and Gretel, and the act of free play, Fairyland can provide the viewer with a nostalgia that is both invented and very real.
This special project at spare room is presented in conjunction with the exhibit Out of Place, University of Maryland Art Gallery, curated by Jennie Fleming.
Denise Tassin received her BA from McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana and her MFA from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. She has been a resident at Evergreen House at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, and Hand Print Workshop International, Alexandria, Virginia. She has exhibited widely throughout the East Coast and internationally. She has received Individual Artist Fellowships from The Maryland State Arts Council is the 2005 third place winner of The Trawick Prize. Tassin currently resides in Baltimore.