THINGS FEEL HEAVY

 

Call for Art

 

A Creature Feature

A Spook Show of the Soul

A Coping Trance

This show deals with the fracturing effects of living in the physical world and the fragmentation of the anxious mind fraught with dark recesses and creepy creatures made to populate the interior spaces of the Creative's insular existence.

 

[Morbidity] is escapist, retreating into distant landscapes, lost eras, and outlandish personal appearance.  It is the anti-bourgeois and rejects such values as hard work, family, good cheer, and common sense- despite the sadists and the vampires good manners. *1

 

In the art world, fear and confusion have brought about a return of the metaphysical, even if it's only skin deep.  There's been a shift from the big picture to the little one, from the cultural to the subcultural, the outer world to the inner one.  ...Ever since the enlightenment killed off Satan in the 18th century, the artistic imagination has relished filling the void. ...None of us know what will hit next, but things feel heavy."- [Paraphrased] Jerry Saltz, Modern Gothic 2004

 

 

*taken from Gilda Willams' essay, "How Deep is Your Goth", The Gothic: Documents of Contemporary Art

 

Opening Reception: July 3rd

Location: The Tangent Gallery

One Night Only, 8pm-1am

 

Art Show Featuring:

Visual Work

Film and Video Projections

Dance Choreography

Wearables Runway Show

Performance Art

 

Best In Show Prize (Public Vote at Event)

Raffle of Original Work

 

Live Music Featuring:

Mexican Knives

Bonny Doon w/ special guest Fred Thomas

 

Cash Bar

$7 Door 

 

 

 

Things Feel Heavy