“DE DOMO DIABOLI” (The Devil’s House) Curated by Stephen Romano @ The Living Gallery Outpost (EAST VILLAGE NEW YORK). Opening reception Monday, October 30, 2017 6-8pm. Exhibition continues through Saturday, November 4 Gallery Hours 12 Noon – 8pm
Stephen Romano Gallery is thrilled to announce the exhibition “DE DOMO DIABOLI” (The Devil’s House) in association with The Living Gallery Outpost in New York City’s East Village. The exhibition celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2017 and All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween) 2017 by curating together some of the most celebrated contemporary and historical artists whose subject is the art of the esoteric, βλασφημέω (the old ways) and folkloristic magic.
The exhibition will feature never seen before art from William Mortensen, William Hope, Jack Edwards, and many others.
The exhibition will feature a selection of newly discovered and never seen before photographic works from the 1920’s by William Mortensen, whom Ansel Adams dubbed “The Anti-Christ”. These works were unseen for the past 80 years and originate from the artist’s first wife’s estate, and are exclusive to Stephen Romano Gallery. Pictured above is a photograph William Mortensen took of actress Faye Wray which once discovered by Faye Wray’s devout Mormon mother, she had him smash all the glass negatives and had Mortensen excommunicated from Hollywood.
The exhibition also presents for the first time ever a suite of Spirit photographs and associated ephemera from the renowned CAMP SILVER BELLE, a Spiritualist summer camp situated at Mountain Springs Hotel in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
Also on view are newly discovered Spirit photographs by William Hope (1863–1933), one of the main pioneers of Spirit Photography, from the 1920’s. William Hope was a member of the well known spiritualists group, the Crewe Circle.
Participating contemporary artists include Lori Field, Barry William Hale, Matthew Dutton, Caitlin McDonagh, Ken Weaver, Lizz Lopez, Tiffany Hsiang, Alexis Karl, Anaïs Delsol, Nyahzul Blanco, Ra Friedman, Alessandro Keegan, Luciana Vasconcelos, Josh Stebbins, Dolorosa De La Cruz, Kim Bo Yung, Linnea Strid, Colin Christian, Erna KD, Vincent Castiglia, Samuel Gliner, Damien Michaels, Soey Milk, Cendrine Ravoni, Aeron Alfrey, Teiji Hayama, India Evans, John D. Monteith, Ray Robinson, Jaya Suberg, Charlotte Rodgers, Lukasz Grochocki, Vivien Masters, Lena Viddo, Orryelle Defenestrate, Travis Lawrence, Tine Kindermann, Brittany Markert, Mario Mercier, Francesca Nardi, and Nicholas Syracuse.
Also featured in the exhibition are works by Jacob Bohme, Darcilio Lima, Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn, John Everard, Wolfgang Grasse, Walter Bird, Vernacular and Press photography, Manuscript and Grimoire, folk art and more of the unexpected ..
This is a VERY SHORT RUN – October 30 – November 4 don’t miss it.
for further information and images please contact Stephen Romano firstname.lastname@example.org
246 E.4th St.
New York, New York