“three women in strange and wild apparel, resembling creatures of elder world” who hail the men with glowing prophecies and then vanish “immediately out of their sight.” Holinshed observes that “the common opinion was that these women were either the Weird Sisters, that is… the goddesses of destiny, or else some nymphs or fairies endued with knowledge of prophecy by their necromantical science”
Friday, October 28 at 7 PM
My work is loosely framed around narratives of Slaughter, Sacrifice, and Choral Traditions. I am guided by material from the Schwoate Bruhne Archives and perceptions of particular members of the family, from the vantage point of an informed observer of the Mennonite faith, an ethno-religious protestant tradition that emphasizes Pacifism, Literalism, and Martyrdom. I am driven by a particular family story, that of thr ee sisters buried beneath a tree, initiating a family cemetery. Throughout my childhood, my father renovated the cemetery but was unable to locate their graves. He says they were “taken into the root system of the tree”. This mythic logic is the sustenance of my recent work. I oscillate between embodiment and enactment, seeking to deconstruct shared assumptions about how things are done and how things are — such as how to slaughter a pig, or what a pig even is through reverse births and unbutcherings.
Gabriela Handal Gabriela Handal’s work is mostly concerned with the human body is what guides her artistic practice, and whenever she can, she does drawings that revolve around the body and it’s anatomy.
Our body is a marveling and mesmerizing combination of abstract and completely foreign shapes that put together make a machine that provokes deep feelings of familiarity, attraction, denial and hate.
Because of how we are raised, in ignorance and denial of our bodies, we are obsessed with the human figure and we can’t stand it.
I allow myself to be infinitely fascinated by it, I am a worshiper of the human figure, from the context of it’s mechanics and function, to the carnality of it.
Sarah Ruth French
Sarah Ruth French (Sarah Ruthless) is an artist from New Jersey currently living and working in Brooklyn.Her work consists mainly of medium to large scale oil paintings that serve as a commentary for our relationship as humans in today’s society. Concentrated mostly on human and animal figures, occasionally political, she seeks to find the truth in raw human nature, the beautiful and the ugly, the underlying savageness and the hidden vulnerability.
Ashli’s work is exploring a multispecies narrative about mortality and the 6th extinction alongside the history of painting. Preservation, loss and human hubris bubble up in the work.
Decorative patterns of doilies frequently appear in my work. Many times they take the form of an aura that surrounds a living being mimicking the intricate embellishments seen in Medieval religious paintings. By employing a variety of painting techniques, I engage in the battle between free will and destiny by channeling different energies from the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious realms. Many of my paintings begin by being worked on the floor, allowing paint to drip, wander, and absorb. As this is happening, I am also wandering in a meditative state, creating a spiritual ritual born out of the act of painting. The iconography imposed on these abstract backdrops often deal with devotion, memory, gender obligations, body image, mental instability, life and death. https://daniela-art.blogspot.com/
+ Special musical performance by Artist ÆDAN MCEVOY https://freddysbar.com/events/aedan-mcevoy/
at 8pm. + Teresa Braun’s Video Screening +Tarrot Readings!
Three witches was Currated by Ashli Sisk. Show Runs from Sat Oct 22nd threw Sat Dec 3rd. Gallery Hours are Noon til 6pm Daily. (Business open til 4am daily. Check schedule for performances
8pm Dance Performance
9pm Live free Music TBA