The occult and gothic renaissance have been hauntingly brought together by Last Rites Gallery, just as October is about to arrive.
Last Rites Gallery is delighted to present “Transcendence” now through September 30 in New York City. The group exhibition explores the occult, gothic renaissance, iconography, and more through the creative visions of Darby Lahger and Jasmine Worth. “Both artists’ work explores the exploitation of the disenfranchised, while giving them a voice and strength all their own,” the gallery suggests.
“Darby Lahger’s charcoal and graphite drawings were constructed from a deep state of introspection, while simultaneously exploring themes of old folklore. The development of her new series stems from personal experience, as she created freely and in the moment, resulting in art that is primarily autobiographical in nature. An emotive strength exudes from her drawings, creating visual expressions that leave lasting impressions on the viewer. Lahger’s art-brut approach results in works reminiscent of neo-romanticism.
“Jasmine Worth challenges the false dichotomy displayed in classic, religious works of art. Drawing inspiration from the Early Renaissance and Pre-Raphaelites, Worth reimagines the Madonna with a contemporary countenance, producing imagery that is as relatable as it is intriguing. As opposed to figures portrayed as either completely virtuous, like the Virgin Mary, or unchaste, as with Mary Magdalene, Worth’s velvety, stoic oil portraits showcase a broad spectrum of culture, tradition and femininity.”
To learn more, visit Last Rites Gallery.
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