Illustration Professor Brings Freak Show Series to Group Exhibition

Posted November 6, 2017 in Faculty, Illustration

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) Illustration Professor Patricia Constantine recently participated in a group exhibition titled Magnificent Specimens of Nostalgic Wonder at the Buckham Gallery in Flint, Mich.

The exhibition included work from Constantine and artists Erin Elizabeth, Edwin Dear Custer, and Pauly M Everett. Constantine’s work, from her series “Freak Show,” is visually reminiscent of late 19th century traveling circus aesthetic, specifically, the shock and exoticism of the circus sideshow, or the “freak show,” which exhibited performers with biological rarities.

Painting of a mermaid surrounded by octopi"The Mermaid" by Patricia Constantine (image courtesy of the artist)   

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