Wonderland Dreams

Artist Alexa Meade blurs the lines of art and reality in New York

Photo courtesy of Wonderland Dreams via @mike_moanghan

Alexa Meade invites us to fall down the rabbit hole with a hand-painted 26,000 square foot event-exhibition – in an ode to Lewis Carroll’s absurd classic

My favourite colour is rainbow.

Immersive storytelling company, Catching Flights, presents Wonderland Dreams by Alexa Meade, the new interactive art experience and bar open until April 2023 at 529 5th Avenue, New York.

Bringing to life the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland through boldly painted art installations, visitors are invited to ‘fall down the rabbit hole’ into a world of secret rose gardens and mad tea parties; the living gallery catapulting you into a whimsical scene that blurs the lines between our perspective of art and reality.

Alexa Meade, Wonderland Dreams New York, Catching Flights

The artist has hand-painted the entire 26,000 square foot Wonderland Dreams exhibition space, floors and ceilings included, using her signature 3D painting style which makes the real world appear as though it were a 2D work of art. Seemingly endless rooms suspend reality allowing spectators to travel through time and find their own personal trip of wonder and fun.

A truly immersive experience, there’s no barrier between you and the psychedelic artwork, Wonderland Dreams an event-exhibition where visitors are the essential piece of the art, bringing it to life as they become the subject and main character of the painting and space. With each new soul who enters into the painted world bringing their own unique personality, style, and presence, the artwork continually evolves, reimagining the space as a living, breathing reflection of those who become part of it.

Photo courtesy of Wonderland Dreams via @AshleysGoodVibes

“I believe art should make everyone feel welcome and leave them inspired, which is exactly my goal with the experience,” said Alexa Meade. “At Wonderland Dreams, everyone who walks into the exhibit becomes part of this living work of art.”

Located in Midtown Manhattan on the corner of 5th Avenue and 44th Street, the space also features a painted wine bar and café that’s open to the public with or without a ticket to the exhibition. On show until April 2023, Alexa Meade’s Wonderland Dreams offers a mesmerising journey through the looking glass; a trippy otherworld that pushes the boundaries of perception.

You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret: All the best people are.

Alice, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

What’s so good about this?

Like Alexa Meade, the world of TOPIA is inspired by the multicoloured mindbender that is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We always welcome impossibility-denying creativity that invites us to fall down the rabbit hole. Follow: @wonderlanddreamland and @alexameadeart.

Meet the writer

Lisa Davidson is the founder of We Heart, a platform dedicated to travel, culture, design and the intersections between.

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