This Saturday, I’m taking part in an event celebrating the life and work of Kenneth Grant (1924-2011), one of the most influential English magicians of the 20th Century. Nine of my Alien Botany pieces will be displayed alongside Sean Woodward, Hagen von Tulien, and Dana Fox, in a special viewing, which will begin at 7:30 PM.Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
Until The Future,
Paris! I'm taking part in the upcoming 100 OEUVREs à 100 EUROS exhibit at the wondrous Cabinet des Curieux. I've been following this unusual space for nearly a decade, enticed by its crimson walls and the mix of unusual art and artefacts on display – I suspect my work will feel right at home there.
If you're in Paris on Thursday, June 1, don't miss the opening reception and a chance to explore Le Cabinet between 4 and 10PM at 12 passage Verdeau, map below.
The exhibit closes on June 17th.
Until The Future,
I'm beyond excited to be part of The Thing 35th anniversary exhibit at Creature Features!
My piece is an anatomical Kennel-Thing from John Carpenter’s 1982 version of “The Thing”, which happens to be one of my best-loved scary classics. The Kennel-Thing puppet, which was created by SFX master, Stan Winston, combines two of my favorite things: dogs and body horror. Though the film is filled with great imagery, the scene it’s featured in has always resonated with me the most.
This exhibit showcases original work from over 100 artists all over the world, paying tribute to Carpenter's chilling vision. There will also be a spectacular display of original props and memorabilia from both the 1951 version and the 1982 remake, gathered exclusively for this event, plus a sneak peek at Printed in Blood, Inc's upcoming THE THING Artbook showcasing over 400-pages of original tribute art.
The opening reception is Saturday, April 8th from 6pm - 9pm at 2904 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505. The show will run through Sunday, April 16th during regular gallery hours.
Last month I wrote about my Bernie Stardust drawing's adventures with The Art of a Political Revolution exhibition. This extraordinary show has continued its travels and grew until it ended up in New York, where it opened on Saturday to a crowd and some surprise guests: Bernie Sanders, fresh from his trip to the Vatican, his wife Jane, and a few other family members.
Imagine my delight when I found out that Ann J Lewis, a fellow exhibiting artist, happened to get this video at the exact moment of Bernie and his granddaughters looking at my drawing:
Participating in this exhibition has been such a gratifying experience already, and this managed to elevate it even further. As an artist who primarily works in the surreal and fantasy realms, I'm proud and happy to have been there from the start, drawing the one candidate who's managed to add a little magic and a lot of hope to American politics.
Today is the last day in New York, so if you're on the East Coast, I hope you're able to drop by. Details here.