SALEM – Gallery Exhibition
Bergamot Arts Complex
March 19, 2016
Acclaimed artists Damien Echols, David Stoupakis, and menton3 join forces as new collective and debut Salem witch trials-inspired art, including the last of Echols’ work from death row, at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica on March 19
Multimedia art exhibition to launch Magick Revolution, a social awareness campaign
advocating for the spiritual practice of Magick as a tool for healing
March 1, 2016 [New York, NY] – Multimedia artist, former death-row inmate, and New York Times bestselling author Damien Echols, along with internationally acclaimed surrealist painter David Stoupakis and Gothic illustrator and musician menton3, today announced that they have united as artist collective The Hand, and will debut their first body of original work, Salem, at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Salem will include the last two remaining works from Echols’ time on death row: a disposable razor-crafted ancient Viking wood carving, and a bird figurine constructed from paper, soap, and paper clips.
Social awareness campaign, Magick Revolution, will launch with the Salem witch trials-inspired art exhibition. The campaign, which will be grounded in dynamic, free, and open-to-the-public experiences and offerings, will use art to advocate for Magick as a tool for healing. Echols credits Magick — the spiritual practice and art of transforming one’s reality — for his survival behind bars and post-release. Over the course of Magick Revolution’s inaugural year, Echols will transform himself into a living work of art dedicated to Magick by tattooing self-designed protective symbols over his entire body.
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