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  • Gallery assistants Dot and Dorrie have been waiting months and months for Megan's exhibit. Wait...who's that outside?

  • Why it's our artist Megan Fiscus! What's she looking at?

  • hmmmm...rabbit tracks.

  • Whoa! There is a tree in the Painted Lady!

  • And down the Rabbit Hole we go!

  • The Painted Lady Feminist Museum is proud to present "Stuff and Nonsense : new works by Megan Fiscus"

  • Narration by M.Fiscus "When I was very young, the act of escaping reality and engaging my imagination in adventuresome exploits was a common occurrence. Sometimes it was, and still is, extremely hard for me to tell the difference between reality and the fictions that I created for myself. I got myself into a lot of trouble with authority figures, parents especially, and found myself almost entirely incapable of creating lasting friendships with people, because I lived in my own little world. It wasn’t that reality was really all that terrible, I just found my imagination to be far more interesting. As I have grown, I’ve found that art has been a very cathartic means by which to express my need to escape, to portray my frustration, anger, creativity, love and humor about the real world that surrounds me. This show is the culmination of several months of work, during which I evaluated what makes me myself: my ideals, my self-image, my family, my perception of reality. Each piece represents something about me. These might be things that I am proud of or not, things that altered me for the worse or the better, but in the end it is these things, no matter how painful or elative they are, that made me. I am so grateful for the chance to share my art and my soul with you."

  • "We begin at the beginning, because most stories do. Our young protagonist has decided to escape her reality and followed that pesky white rabbit through the rabbit hole and has popped out into a swirling vortex of shimmering lights, books and teacups (all things we care for immensely). The vortex drops her out into a room of doors, but she is too large to fit through any of them. When she peeps through these attractively attired doors, though, she realizes that maybe it’s better if she stays on the outside of them. What lies within are exactly that: lies"

  • Megan Fiscus Throw Down Your Hair mixed media $45

  • Megan Fiscus They Live, We Sleep mixed media $45

  • Megan Fiscus Free as a Bird mixed media NFS - collection of S.Dot Galleries

  • Megan Fiscus Blame mixed media $40

  • "Feeling as though she’s lost sight of the rabbit, she begins to wander further into this strange world. She comes upon a grouping of flowers that are all shouting and leering. Their names emblazoned on their pots, each flower was spewing its own form of torment upon whoever would listen. She couldn’t even hear herself think!"

  • Megan Fiscus Bully mixed media $40

  • Megan Fiscus Belittle mixed media $40

  • "She spied a white rabbit tail just past one of the flowers, so she ran for it."

  • "She found herself face to face with a curiously large caterpillar, who begged the question she had been known to ask herself repeatedly: “Who R U?” She tried to answer, but all it did was confuse them both, so she decided that she had better continue on her way."

  • Megan Fiscus Who R U? needle felting $55

  • Megan Fiscus Mushrooms needle felting $45

  • "She came upon a dark and lonely place. Feeling as though someone was watching her from that blackness, she called out. She saw the smile at first, but soon realized that there was a small creature attached to the smile that looked like a cross between a forest spirit and a cat, a pink cat no less. He was waiting for the White Rabbit Bus. She asked him how long he had been waiting, but he must not have heard her. All he said was, “We’re all mad here, you know.” She didn’t need him to tell her; she was already quite aware."

  • Megan Fiscus Totoshire needle felting $50

  • "As she slowly walked away from the creature, her eyes always on it, she found herself in the grasp of strangely dressed twin girls. They said their names were Dee and Dum, and they began to tell her a story of a rather aggressive walrus who ate everything he could get his hands on. He especially liked oysters, because they made him feel manly. The oysters in the story were tired of being chewed up and spit out over and over though, so they decided to make a stand. But just as the story was getting good, the twins got into an argument about whether or not the sky at the beach was purple or pink that day. Our protagonist decided that it was best if she moved on."

  • Megan Fiscus Tweedles felt $20 (each)

  • Megan Fiscus Walrus Monster acrylic on canvas $30

  • Megan Fiscus Oysters acrylic on canvas $30

  • "She comes upon a tea party, a mad, messy one at that! Present are a small mouse, a hare and a raven, and each one of them are off doing their own thing. They remind her a little of herself, always tidying up, being silly and talking to whomever will listen. She would love to stay, because, darn it all, those cakes look delicious! And tea! However, she must press on. That white rabbit isn’t going to find himself! "

  • Megan Fiscus Door Mouse mixed media $35

  • Megan Fiscus Hare mixed media $35

  • Megan Fiscus Hatter mixed media $35

  • "As she continues on her journey, she comes to a little house that absolutely has to be the white rabbit’s. She gets so excited that she passes out and has a dream. It shows her things past, present and future. When she comes to, she looks in the windows of the house, but does not see the rabbit. "

  • Megan Fiscus Dream of a Rarebit Fiend pencil on watercolor paper $35

  • Megan Fiscus Rabbit's House ink on cardstock $25

  • "By now our young heroine is feeling as if she’ll never find the white rabbit, but also that she might never make it out of this dreamy, somewhat scary place where things are all topsy-turvy. She doesn’t realize it, but she’s walked right into the middle of a croquet match that the Queen of Hearts is winning. Our little lady has stepped directly in the way of a shot that would have sealed the Queen’s victory against her opponents (of which there were none, because who wants to play games with someone who gets so angry all the time?). The Queen calls for our girl’s head, and her card soldiers come running. Our girl gets running too."

  • Megan Fiscus Red Queen pencil on paper $30

  • Megan Fiscus Alice pencil on paper $30

  • Megan Fiscus Army of Me mixed media $35

  • "She runs and runs until she can barely breathe and ends up in an open field where a lioness and a unicorn are in a battle to the death. She cannot understand why two beautiful creatures such as these would need to fight. Every time one’s blood get’s spilled it starts to fade like the night at dawn, the light at dusk. It’s a sad strange thing to see, and when she can bare it no longer she carries on walking. She walks and she thinks: Why did I even come here in the first place? Oh, the white rabbit, of course. She only ever caught a glimpse of him, but she had seen more fantastical things than she could count since following him."

  • Megan Fiscus The Unicorn watercolor $25

  • Megan Fiscus The Lioness watercolor $25

  • "She missed her cat though, and wanted to see something and someone familiar. This was a tiresome journey. Our girl sees a little area where she might sit down for a moment to collect her thoughts. She notices a mirror is there.” I must look a fright!” she thinks. Goodness! When she looks in the mirror she sees herself asleep under a tree with her kitty in her lap. “I’ve been asleep this whole time!” She knows what she must do. Do you?"

  • Megan Fiscus The Girl in the Mirror mixed media $35

  • M.Fiscus thanks so much for the adventure, we had a cottontail ball with you!!! XO

  • Gallery assistants Dot and Dorrie have been waiting months and months for Megan's exhibit. Wait...who's that outside?

  • Why it's our artist Megan Fiscus! What's she looking at?

  • hmmmm...rabbit tracks.

  • Whoa! There is a tree in the Painted Lady!

  • And down the Rabbit Hole we go!

  • The Painted Lady Feminist Museum is proud to present "Stuff and Nonsense : new works by Megan Fiscus"

  • Narration by M.Fiscus "When I was very young, the act of escaping reality and engaging my imagination in adventuresome exploits was a common occurrence. Sometimes it was, and still is, extremely hard for me to tell the difference between reality and the fictions that I created for myself. I got myself into a lot of trouble with authority figures, parents especially, and found myself almost entirely incapable of creating lasting friendships with people, because I lived in my own little world. It wasn’t that reality was really all that terrible, I just found my imagination to be far more interesting. As I have grown, I’ve found that art has been a very cathartic means by which to express my need to escape, to portray my frustration, anger, creativity, love and humor about the real world that surrounds me. This show is the culmination of several months of work, during which I evaluated what makes me myself: my ideals, my self-image, my family, my perception of reality. Each piece represents something about me. These might be things that I am proud of or not, things that altered me for the worse or the better, but in the end it is these things, no matter how painful or elative they are, that made me. I am so grateful for the chance to share my art and my soul with you."

  • "We begin at the beginning, because most stories do. Our young protagonist has decided to escape her reality and followed that pesky white rabbit through the rabbit hole and has popped out into a swirling vortex of shimmering lights, books and teacups (all things we care for immensely). The vortex drops her out into a room of doors, but she is too large to fit through any of them. When she peeps through these attractively attired doors, though, she realizes that maybe it’s better if she stays on the outside of them. What lies within are exactly that: lies"

  • Megan Fiscus Throw Down Your Hair mixed media $45

  • Megan Fiscus They Live, We Sleep mixed media $45

  • Megan Fiscus Free as a Bird mixed media NFS - collection of S.Dot Galleries

  • Megan Fiscus Blame mixed media $40

  • "Feeling as though she’s lost sight of the rabbit, she begins to wander further into this strange world. She comes upon a grouping of flowers that are all shouting and leering. Their names emblazoned on their pots, each flower was spewing its own form of torment upon whoever would listen. She couldn’t even hear herself think!"

  • Megan Fiscus Bully mixed media $40

  • Megan Fiscus Belittle mixed media $40

  • "She spied a white rabbit tail just past one of the flowers, so she ran for it."

  • "She found herself face to face with a curiously large caterpillar, who begged the question she had been known to ask herself repeatedly: “Who R U?” She tried to answer, but all it did was confuse them both, so she decided that she had better continue on her way."

  • Megan Fiscus Who R U? needle felting $55

  • Megan Fiscus Mushrooms needle felting $45

  • "She came upon a dark and lonely place. Feeling as though someone was watching her from that blackness, she called out. She saw the smile at first, but soon realized that there was a small creature attached to the smile that looked like a cross between a forest spirit and a cat, a pink cat no less. He was waiting for the White Rabbit Bus. She asked him how long he had been waiting, but he must not have heard her. All he said was, “We’re all mad here, you know.” She didn’t need him to tell her; she was already quite aware."

  • Megan Fiscus Totoshire needle felting $50

  • "As she slowly walked away from the creature, her eyes always on it, she found herself in the grasp of strangely dressed twin girls. They said their names were Dee and Dum, and they began to tell her a story of a rather aggressive walrus who ate everything he could get his hands on. He especially liked oysters, because they made him feel manly. The oysters in the story were tired of being chewed up and spit out over and over though, so they decided to make a stand. But just as the story was getting good, the twins got into an argument about whether or not the sky at the beach was purple or pink that day. Our protagonist decided that it was best if she moved on."

  • Megan Fiscus Tweedles felt $20 (each)

  • Megan Fiscus Walrus Monster acrylic on canvas $30

  • Megan Fiscus Oysters acrylic on canvas $30

  • "She comes upon a tea party, a mad, messy one at that! Present are a small mouse, a hare and a raven, and each one of them are off doing their own thing. They remind her a little of herself, always tidying up, being silly and talking to whomever will listen. She would love to stay, because, darn it all, those cakes look delicious! And tea! However, she must press on. That white rabbit isn’t going to find himself! "

  • Megan Fiscus Door Mouse mixed media $35

  • Megan Fiscus Hare mixed media $35

  • Megan Fiscus Hatter mixed media $35

  • "As she continues on her journey, she comes to a little house that absolutely has to be the white rabbit’s. She gets so excited that she passes out and has a dream. It shows her things past, present and future. When she comes to, she looks in the windows of the house, but does not see the rabbit. "

  • Megan Fiscus Dream of a Rarebit Fiend pencil on watercolor paper $35

  • Megan Fiscus Rabbit's House ink on cardstock $25

  • "By now our young heroine is feeling as if she’ll never find the white rabbit, but also that she might never make it out of this dreamy, somewhat scary place where things are all topsy-turvy. She doesn’t realize it, but she’s walked right into the middle of a croquet match that the Queen of Hearts is winning. Our little lady has stepped directly in the way of a shot that would have sealed the Queen’s victory against her opponents (of which there were none, because who wants to play games with someone who gets so angry all the time?). The Queen calls for our girl’s head, and her card soldiers come running. Our girl gets running too."

  • Megan Fiscus Red Queen pencil on paper $30

  • Megan Fiscus Alice pencil on paper $30

  • Megan Fiscus Army of Me mixed media $35

  • "She runs and runs until she can barely breathe and ends up in an open field where a lioness and a unicorn are in a battle to the death. She cannot understand why two beautiful creatures such as these would need to fight. Every time one’s blood get’s spilled it starts to fade like the night at dawn, the light at dusk. It’s a sad strange thing to see, and when she can bare it no longer she carries on walking. She walks and she thinks: Why did I even come here in the first place? Oh, the white rabbit, of course. She only ever caught a glimpse of him, but she had seen more fantastical things than she could count since following him."

  • Megan Fiscus The Unicorn watercolor $25

  • Megan Fiscus The Lioness watercolor $25

  • "She missed her cat though, and wanted to see something and someone familiar. This was a tiresome journey. Our girl sees a little area where she might sit down for a moment to collect her thoughts. She notices a mirror is there.” I must look a fright!” she thinks. Goodness! When she looks in the mirror she sees herself asleep under a tree with her kitty in her lap. “I’ve been asleep this whole time!” She knows what she must do. Do you?"

  • Megan Fiscus The Girl in the Mirror mixed media $35

  • M.Fiscus thanks so much for the adventure, we had a cottontail ball with you!!! XO