We’re proud to belatedly announce Sigils & Signs, a new show curated by our good friend and colleague Pam Grossman, at Observatory. Sigils & Signs is a group show of artworks featuring magical symbols. The show will be up through Sunday, June 17, 2012. The show is gorgeous. If you’re in Brooklyn between now and mid-June, you should go see it!
SIGILS & SIGNS
The fibers of art and magic are woven so tightly together, it’s often said that they are one and the same. Images are imaginal pictures. When we see something, a constellation of synapses fires, associations swirl, and new thoughts are born. We are altered—and what is magic, if not this?
The works in Sigils & Signs are agents of change. By using occult symbols from various traditions and times, each artist explores what it means to be a magician in the modern age: to emblazon sigils upon the energy field; to make magic marks. While these artworks may be appreciated for their aesthetic value—and oh how valuable they are—the viewer is invited to engage with each piece on the immaterial level. Whether protective or contemplative, refueling or revealing, these “wall spells” are cast with careful beauty and the intention to transform.
On View: April 28–June 17, 2012.
Gallery Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 3–6 PM; Saturdays & Sundays 12–6 PM.
Show image: Jesse Bransford, “Every Man and Woman is a Star,” detail, 2008.
Derrick R. Cruz
David Chaim Smith
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Pam Grossman is an independent curator and lifelong student of magical practice and history. She is the creator of Phantasmaphile, a blog which specializes in art and culture with an esoteric or fantastical bent, and the Associate Editor of Abraxas International Journal of Esoteric Studies. More >>