Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Past Exhibitions

Summerland: A Ghost Story

February 15–June 15, 2014

Combining elements of children’s picture books with Gothic tales, local artist Kenneth Gerleve presents a thirty two-panel narrative installation. The work is a tale of a family of spiritualist mediums who live inside a house built for otherworldly communication. Similar to the work of Edward Gorey, the installation is macabre yet humorous, while acknowledging death and celebrating life. Summerland is excerpted from a larger work in progress, an experimental, serialized graphic novel, The Osiris Mechanism. The exhibition features atmospheric instrumental music written and performed by local musician Ross Crean.

Image credits: Kenneth Gerleve, Illustration from Summerland: A Ghost Story, 2014