Appearance

Art in the Crypt - Electric Soiree in the Wake of Cosmic Bedlam

Saturday marked the eve of my first London exhibition. Just one day after a mind-zapping blood moon eclipse, eight artists gathered in the winding crypt at St Pancras to share their work in a spectrally atmospheric environment.

 "Chasm" flanked by two Alien Botany specimen in the St Pancras crypt, London

"Chasm" flanked by two Alien Botany specimen in the St Pancras crypt, London

In addition to this being my first London show, this was the first time in the years I've been developing Alien Botany, that I've exhibited it as one body of work. The setting couldn't have been better, with centuries-old brick and moulting paint subtly complementing the shades of cream and red in my pieces.

 Yours truly amidst Interaction Tables 1 and 2

Yours truly amidst Interaction Tables 1 and 2

The crypt has a sense of silence, too, that seemed to stick around even when it filled with echoing voices and laughter. Despite the night's electric atmosphere, I felt my work was truly seen.

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 "End of Spring" in the crypt

"End of Spring" in the crypt

This was a uniquely gratifying way to present this series visually: within three airy archways in the crypt's central row, which allowed viewers to get close and take time. That feeling of silence let me describe what I've been working on without having to raise my voice too much, or to contend for the listener's focus.

 Winding historic rooms and one my Alien Botany specimens

Winding historic rooms and one my Alien Botany specimens

It was a true delight to be able to introduce my work in Europe in this manner, and to be able to have so many stimulating conversations all in one night. My hat's off to The Hellfire Club, who sponsored the event, for bringing everything and everyone together amidst significant cosmic activity - it was an objectively unforgettable evening, as well as a personal milestone for me.

 Amorphophallus Venusinus, in multiple dimensions. 

Amorphophallus Venusinus, in multiple dimensions. 

With that, I'm packing a suitcase and setting off on a birthday escapade to the British wilderness for a reset and a much-needed digital detox. A massive thanks to everyone who came to the exhibit!

Until The Future,

Zo 

My First London Exhibition

Please join me in the depths of the historic Saint Pancras crypt on July 28th, where Alien Botany is part of an eight-artist exhibition. It's my first time showing in London, my new home, and the reception happens to be three days before my birthday, so it feels extra momentous. I will be in attendance, and both prints and original art will be available for purchase.

This one-night showcase will feature the work of artists working with diverse and often subversive esoteric currents, alchemical processes, alien parasites, conjured spirits, and the manifestation of the forces of light and darkness.

I hope your curiosity is piqued!

Saturday 28th July 2018 from 7pm

The Crypt Gallery
St Pancras Church
Euston Rd
LONDON
NW1 2BA


Until The Future,

Zo

The Thing Artbook Signing at Forbidden Planet Megastore

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of signing copies of The Thing: Artbook alongside some talented folks at the famed Forbidden Planet comics Megastore.

 Alongside Jason Miller and Brendan Purchase at Forbidden Planet

Alongside Jason Miller and Brendan Purchase at Forbidden Planet

Though this year has been mostly dedicated to settling into London life and exploring my surroundings, being part of this project has been a professional highlight, doubly so since I finally held this substantial tome in my hands.

 My anatomical Kennel Thing in The Thing Artbook, p. 182

My anatomical Kennel Thing in The Thing Artbook, p. 182

 Copies of the book stacked and waiting for the signing to begin

Copies of the book stacked and waiting for the signing to begin

Between the heavy hard cover with shiny spot-gloss embellishments, all the gorgeous art, and an afterword by John Carpenter himself, it's a hefty accomplishment by the Printed in Blood publishing team.

 Steven Hoveke of Printed in Blood along with some of the artists featured in The Thing Artbook

Steven Hoveke of Printed in Blood along with some of the artists featured in The Thing Artbook

Meeting so many excellent artists and fellow horror film enthusiasts was a treat, as was finally shaking hands with Steve Hoveke after a year's worth of email interaction. The fans were a lovely bunch, as was everyone at Forbidden Planet, where I have to return very soon for proper browsing. I did manage to swoop up Hiroshi Unno's The Art of Decadence on my way out.

 Doaly, Sharm Murugiah, and Mark Borgions

Doaly, Sharm Murugiah, and Mark Borgions

Sartorial homage to The Thing's frosty landscape was paid with an oversized furry hat, but my attempts to get everyone to dress in Antarctica chic didn't quite pan out, with one notable exception: Scott Woolston's impressive parka

Zoetica Ebb and Jason Miller signing The Thing Artbook at Forbidden Planet

Sometimes, a great horror film gets under your skin and multiples – The Thing has been worth every goosebump all along, but now it's really part of me. 

Until the Future,

Zo

A little video snippet of the signing: