"In Missa Interfectionis, Verum"

The Dance of Death, Hexes, Voodoo, Curses and Witchcraft.

October 15 - February 28 2015

reception Saturday January 3, 6 - 9 pm

 

receptions will also be held concurrently for the exhibitions

"Colin Christian: Trypophobia"

"Darcilio Lima: Opus Magnun"

"Abundantia Cornu Copiae"

 

 

 

September 30 2014, Brooklyn NY - Stephen Romano Gallery is pleased to present "In Missa Interfectionis" The Dance of Death, Hexes, Voodoo, Curses and Witchcraft.

Participating artists include Colin Christian, Judy Chappus, Ana Bagayan, El Gato Chimney, Darcilio Lima, Soey Milk, Dan Barry, Jumaadi, Jel Ena, Caitlin McCormack, Eric Richardson, Matthew Dutton, Pulu Zhao, Miki Saito, Lu Ke, Caitlin Karolczak, Sarah Jacobs, Phillip Grant, Rithika Merchant, Aunia Kahn,Romney De Hooghe, Ted Victoria, Ellen Stagg, Tine Kindermann, Amber Groome, Charles Dellschau, Jennifer Lin, Erna Kd, Lori Field, Amy Friend, Jana Brike, Allison Sommers, Rene Lynch, Kalyana Thiru, Damian Michaels, Kim Bo Yung, William Mortensen, Matt Nolen, So Youn Lee, Steven Baines, Peca, Jane Rosen, Joseph McVetty, vernacular and spirit photography and others TBA.

 

No matter one's station in life, the Dance of Death unites all.

 

Please join us for an exhibition which explores the darkest regions of the artist's psyche, the artwork as HEX, INCANTATION, CONJURE, VOODOO and WITCHCRAFT.

 

Some exhibition Highlights:

 

 

 

 

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Aunia Kahn (USA) "Voodoo" 2014

 

Colin Christian (USA) "Unclean"

 

 

 

Judy Chappus (Canada)"Prana Fusion" 2014

 

American Spirit photos c. 1930's

 

 

 

Jana Brike (Latvia) "Ghost Show". 2014

 

 

 

El Gato Chimney (Italy) "The Ancestor" 2014

 

Matthew Dutton (USA) "Stoic Figurehead" 2014

 

 

 

Underwood Publishers - Florida, Lake George - The Smoke Witch 1886

 

Pulu Zhao (China) "Redthread" 2014

 

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Soey Milk (USA) "Propinquity" 2014

 

Keystone View Company "Her Guardian Angel" 1894

Lori Field "The Little Death" 2014
Kim Bo Yung untitled 2014

 

 

 

 

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Caitlin McCormack "Imparium" 2014 crocheted cotton string

 

 

German Conjure Book - 1725

Alistar Crowley once posessed this book, he gave it up for not being able to control the spirits it conjured.

 

Scrimshaw Fraternal Wand. 1810. Used in ritual ceremony in Boston.

inscription reads AMASARAC, a demon named in "Goetic Circle of Pacts".

 

 

Ellen Stagg "PennyWitch" 2014

 

 

 

Dan Barry (USA) "Klampus"

 

Darcilio Lima (Brazil, 1944 - 1991) - The Prince

 

Mahwish Chishty "Untitled (Sactuary) 2014

Eric RIchardson (USA) "The Martyr" 2013

 

John George Hoffman "Pow-Wows or Long Lost Friend", 1820

 

 

Chie Yoshii (Japan) "Flower of Soul" 2014

 

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Miki Saito (japan) "To Daidarabotchi" 2012
Tine Kindermann (USA / Germ nay) "Baba Yaga" 2014

 

Ana Bagayan (USA) "Vodouisants" 2014

Rithika Merchant (India / Spain) "Exquisite Corpse II (Apparitional Experience)" 2014

 

Damian Michaels (Australia) "White Witch" 2014

 


 

Erna Kd (Indonesia) "Angel" 2014

 

Jane Rosen (USA) "Praying Raven" 2012, Glass

 

Joseph McVetty (USA) ""Visions Of The Reverend Mother"" 2013

 

 

Amber Groome (USA) "Skull" 2014
Romney De Hooghe (Dutch)" 'Hieroglyphica of Merkbeelden der oude volkeren: namentlyk Egyptenaren, Chaldeeuwen " 1735

 

William Mortensen "Preparation for the Sabbath" photograph 1932

 

 

Phillip Grant (Canada) "ANAGOGE" 2014
Trippy Curry (USA) "Untitled Madala" 2014

 

Jel Ena (USA) "Adam's Apple" 2014
Lu Ke (China / Brooklyn) "The Soul Fighter" 2014

 

Amy Friend (Canada) "Borrowed Light" 2014

 

 

 

J. H. Brown (U.K.) , Spectropia, or, surprising spectral illusions showing ghosts everywhere and of any colour, 1864. After image book.

 

 

 

 

American medical journal, after De Monstris, 1865

 

Jumaadi (Indonesia) Untitled cutout on buffalo skin.

 

Rene Lynch Untitled 2014

 

 

 

Mojo Altar A table of ritual magic equipment made of various plant, animal and man made materials Caribbean Island Region, ca 20th century

 

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Matt Nolen (USA) "Four Sleeping Giants" 2006
Jennifer Mien Mien Lin "The Center" 2014

 

 

Yukari Chikura (Japan) "Hannya - men" 2014

 

 

 

Steven Baines (USA) "Goat with Church on Fire" 2010

 

 

Caitlin Karolczak (USA) "The Nightmare" 2014

 

Colin Christian untitled 2014

 

 

For further information and visuals, please contact

Stephen Romano Gallery

romanostephen@gmail.com or 646 709 4725

 

About Stephen Romano Gallery

Stephen Romano Gallery is a new addition to the Brooklyn art gallery community, having opened its doors in April of 2014. Prior to opening the current gallery, Stephen Romano was a private art dealer for 15 years specializing in masters of self-taught and visionary artists such as Henry Darger, Martin Ramirez, Charles Dellschau, Bill Traylor, Darcilio Lima, and many others. The Gallery's most recent exhibition "Mysterium Cosmographicum" was well received and reviewed.

Stephen Romano has been a participant in many art fairs including PULSE and The Metro Show.

In 2013, Stephen Romano produced a seminal 330-page monograph on visionary artist Charles Dellschau designed by Marquand Books and distributed by DAP. The book generated several positive reviews from a wide variety of publications such as Bookforum, Raw Vision Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Antiques and the arts and Design Observer among many others. With an introduction by Stephen Romano, the book features the final published essay by renowned art writer Thomas McEvilley, as well as contributions from the founder of The Museum of Everything, James Brett, and the curator of Smithsonian Museum of Aerospace, Thomas Croutch. In the same year, Romano also published the first ever post-mortem retrospective catalog of works by Darcilio Lima and most recently a catalogue of a previously unknown photographic series from 1925 by William Mortensen "A Pictorial Compendium of Witchcraft," with an introduction by A.D. Coleman. Most recently, Stephen Romano Gallery had the honor of publishing a catalog of works by artist Pavel Kraus with an essay by David Ebony.

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