From Beyond the Fringes- The Emergence of Esoteric Art in New York


In between the lines of this article on the fabulous Rithika Mercent, unravels the recent surge of interest in Esoteric Art in New York

“Indeed, her work seems part of a centrifuge, as more than a few recent exhibitions have focused on symbology and the occult in the visual arts. I’m thinking of the Marjorie Cameron retrospective at Deitch Projects this past September; the small showing of Steven Arnold’s tableau-vivant photographs at Daniel Cooney Gallery in Chelsea; the recent show of new Mark Ryden paintings at Paul Kasmin Gallery (also Chelsea); and now a pair of group shows spanning the early 20th century to the present.

The first is titled Language of the Birds: Occult and Art, which opens next Tuesday (01/12/16) at the 80WSE Gallery at NYU and features work from more than a century back; these include paintings by neo-paganism’s doyen Aleister Crowley, short films by Kenneth Anger, and paintings by the recently-deceased Paul Laffoley, among others.

The second is Hieroglyphica, currently on view at the Stephen Romano Gallery, in Bushwick, which is paired to a retrospective of watercolors by the American visionary and outsider artist Charles A.A. Dellschau. The latter’s strange blueprints and cryptographs for constructing Wizard of Oz-like aircraft works well with Hieroglyphica, the more trendy of the two current occult-in-art exhibitions (which also happens to feature several works by Rithika Merchant).” –  Ephemera – new york city art and culture


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Art Exhibition NYU:  Language of the Birds: Occult and Art

Art Exhibition at the Stephen Romano Gallery NY: HIEROGYLPHICA

Here is a small link to what the New York OBSERVER had to say  on the Majorie Cameron Exhibiton – Cinderella of the Wastelands ‘Jeffery Deitch to cloak iconic gallery in camerons obscene black magic art’






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