Requiem for a Bad Dream

The recurring nightmare of our childhood always featured severed limbs somersaulting through the air, flung from the dark recesses of our closet by some hooded creature. We’d be paralyzed from the waist down, attempting to pull ourselves to safety through an otherworldly and expansive land of shaggy carpet. Struggling through the hairy morass, we’d look back and realize with horror that the creature had mounted our lifeless legs and sawed halfway through them. Our screams would always awake us.

Yes, we’re messed up.

The “Nightmare Catchers” exhibit is a tribute to that psychological commotion we have all experienced during sleep. Through paintings and sculpture, the exhibition conjures the terror and fascination we endure during nightmares. Participating artists include The Molten Brothers, Sam Esmoer, Chela Mischke, Tony Ash, Mike Maas, and Wolfgang Hundhausen.

Fri., Nov. 21, 6-10 p.m., 2008
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Nina Carapetyan