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Framed: 'Three Fragments Of A Lost Tale' Exhibition Opens Today At The Huntington Library

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- by Adrienne Dorsey/Special to LAist

Five years ago, artist John Frame was jolted awake from a dream with an elaborate, still-unfolding story featuring an eclectic cast of characters. Frame’s latest exhibition Three Fragments of a Lost Tale: Sculpture and Story by John Frame opens today at The Huntington Library, showcasing three dozen intricately carved wood sculptures and found objects, as well as still photography and stop-animation. A short film about the artist will also be screened. (See video above).

Ranging from 3-½ to 32 inches tall, Frame’s carefully detailed sculptures are distinct and feature moving limbs, fingers, jaws, and eyes. The main character, Mr. R, has an older human face and rabbit-like ears, while Cat V. is a younger figure with feline characteristics. Underlying themes of discovery and loss can be found as characters cross paths and travel to strange new places.