Observatory gallery in Brooklyn, NY has a new art show, Sigils & Signs, featuring the work of thirteen artists, including IAF Working Group members (and husband and wife) Daniel Rubuzzi and Deborah Mills in their first carving collaboration: three sculptures intriguingly titled Changeling Blocks — “not-quite-right toys.” Curated by Pam Grossman, the creator of Phantasmaphile, the show is a collection of works blurring boundaries between magic and art:
“There is a long lineage of artists who, quite literally, created spells via drawings on the floor, scrawls in books, lines cut into wood or stone…The well-placed glyph can bless a birth, or curdle mother’s milk. A ring of certain characters can summon a demon, and the right number-grid can allow communion with the angels…As such, 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.”
Opening reception: Friday, April 27th, 7-10pm, FREE!
543 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY
Show on view April 28th – June 17th, 2012
Thursdays & Fridays 3-6pm
Saturdays & Sundays 12-6pm