Happenings: Krampusnacht 2010 art show at the Resistor Gallery in Toronto

Krampus is a mythical creature that, in various regions of the world – especially Austria and Hungary – is believed to accompany St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) during the Christmas season. Krampus is a Bizarro Santa – a demonic creature who warns and punishes naughty children.  Due to German and Austrian influences, the myth of Krampus is also prevalent in Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia and northern Italy.

A number of artists have done their interpretations of Krampus for this gallery show.

Running from Dec 2, 2010 – Jan 10, 2011 at RESISTOR GALLERY – Monday through Friday – 10am to 5pm.

284 College Street 2nd Floor, Toronto (Map)

OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, December 2 at 7:30pm – December 3 at 1:00am

Please note: the opening follows a double book launch by CF and Brian Chippendale from 6:30-7:30, presented by The Beguiling and Picture box at the same location.

Participating artists:

Andrew Heffron Aaron Costain Aaron Leighton Attila SzanyiBrian McLachlan Brandon SteenClayton Hanmer Crankbunny Craig Marshall Chris Stone Carey Sookocheff Drazen Kozjan Dan Turner Diego Bergia Diana McNally Faez Alidousti Hyein Lee Jessica Fortner Jesse Jacobs Jeremy Kai Janice Kun Jason Bone Julia Breckenreid Karen Justl Katy Dockrill Luke Ramsey Mike McDougall Marek ColekMatthew Forsythe Maylynn QuanMichael Comeau Michael Wandelmaier Pat ShewchukPrashant MirandaHayley MorrisRyan Feely Randy KnottRon GervaisRo Rao Steve Manale Steve Wilson Sarah Lazarovic Tomori Nagamoto

The show runs every day after that – Monday-Friday 10am-5pm until January 10, 2011.