Natalie Merchant and Barbara McClintock: Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 - May 4, 2014
Central Gallery
Natalie Merchant’s double album Leave Your Sleep, which appeared in 2010 to rave reviews, transformed a marvelous selection of children’s poetry into a collection of original songs. In 2012 a picture book of the same title was published with richly imagined watercolors by Barbara McClintock. Leave Your Sleep opens the door to a world of poems and songs filled with witches, fearless girls, blind men and elephants, and sailors. The exhibition consists of selected works, from preliminary sketches to finished art, by McClintock, as well as some of Merchant’s own initial visual ideas.