On October 29th through 31st 2015 in Tangent Gallery Detroit comes the 8th annual assemblage of artists from across this world to display their most introspective creations at DAMNED VIII. – an exhibition of enlightened darkness. I feel very honored to be included in this show, thank you very much! My art will be available for purchase during the show or after.
DAMNED is an exhibition of the intensely personal creations that are often born from within the artist’s most shadowed hours. This art can be the grace that returns them towards the light, the guide to discover new paths of self or simply the embodiment of rages, denials, abandonments and realizations. Within the word, it is easy to envision devils and hellfire. However, it also reflects the eternal condemnation of self and the subtle mind against itself. It may reflect the emotional trappings within the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps the binding tendrils of our deepest longings or deprivations. DAMNED is an exhibition of those extraordinary artists who know that without darkness, there is no light, that beauty does reside within the repulsive and enlightenment within our darkest hours. This art may be the one true reflection of self that make us balanced within our personal damnations ... or possibly it is an expressive visual therapy ... or simply a sign that there is amazingly inexplicable inside without comparison.
Each night of DAMNED will have a unique theme for its ambiance and performances. I am sure, my dear beautifully damned souls, you will enjoy the ride! There will be so much to see, hear and feel! Beautiful creations of damned artists, formal absinthe tasting, masquerade ball, fine aphrodisiac dining, experimental aerial and butoh/cirque inspired performances and exotic fire. Life ethereal, aural ambiance music will delight your sonic senses.
♥ ♫ an aural sampling of what is to come: Just breath / Music from Big Sonic Heaven / Dj Mikey
Help us to help homeless! At midnight during the masquerade ball, a single winner will be chosen to win a unique and exquisite prize: The Detroit Deconstruction Skull Ring© created by avant-garde fine alternative jeweler Atelier Gothique. All proceeds from the raffle will go to benefit charity, Burners Without Borders, to help feed and clothe those in need on city streets through the hand packing and one-on-one giving of survival backpacks. For further details, or to enter online, please visit the AG Fundraiser page.
Dress code: Please note that the ball is dress attire and mask mandatory. No character/monster/zombie/hero/novelty costumes or related masks will be allowed. Period-wear, uniforms, formal, gothic dress or fashion chic is acceptable. If in doubt, just dress well and wear a nice mask.