This week, Parsons will explore the macabre fantasy world of the Quay Brothers with Dormitorium: An Exhibition of Film Decors by the Quay Brothers. Opening July 15, the exhibiton features 11 rare, highly detailed, original sets from the work of twin cult filmmakers Stephen and Timothy Quay.
In addition to the collaboratively designed miniature decors from some of the Quays’ most prominent works, the exhibition will also feature continuous screenings of excerpts from several of the Quays’ films.
The Quay Brothers have built a cult following with their dark, moody films, which are heavily influenced by Eastern European film, literature, and music and often feature disassembled dolls and no spoken dialogue.
Dormitorium will run through October 4 in the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street. For more information and gallery hours of operation, please visit the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center website .