An Exhibition of Contemporary Witchcraft ImagesMortlake & Co. Gallery, Seattle, October 5-31

WITCH-IKON: October 5-31, Seattle, Washington

The figure of the Witch has haunted the margins of religion and spirituality for thousands of years, as a figure of transgressive spiritual power, outlaw magic, and alluring sexuality. Equally pervasive is her presence in art, from ancient depictions in the near east, through the European Middle Ages, down to her present representations in occult subculture.

Equal in potency to the figure of legend and romance are the magical artifacts which emerged from the varied traditions of malefic magic since the primeval awakenings of power in the first sorceress. The mask, the idol, the knife, the cauldron, the spirit-bottle and a thousand other magical objects also serve, like the image of the witch herself, to embody a transgressive and beguiling aesthetic.

The exhibition WITCH-IKON brings together an international consortium of artists with varied esoteric and artistic backgrounds, infusing the witch-mythos with new imaginal vitality. Gathering a selection of contemporary images of witches and their Art, it empowers and expands the range of artistic depictions that have helped coalesce this most powerful of supernatural icons. All of the images in this exclusive exhibition will be featured in the forthcoming volume Witch-Ikon: Witchcraft in Art and Artifact, soon to be announced by Three Hands Press. Exhibited artists include:

Marzena Ablewska-Lech
Tom Allen
Claudia Avila
Francisco D
Dolorosa de la Cruz
Rik Garrett
David Herrerias

Timo Ketola
Rory MacLean
Roberto Migliussi
Johnny Decker Miller
Liv Rainey-Smith
K Lenore Siner
Benjamin A. Vierling

The exhibition will run October 5-31 and feature original works of art, prints and books for sale. Two unique items from Three Hands Press are also offered for those unable to attend: a limited edition offset lithography poster, and a 48 page full color Exhibition Catalogue.


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