From Stone Sparrow Contemporary Art:
You are invited on an odyssey through time and imagination, to discover the myths that form our collective unconscious. Uncanny symmetries emerge from the shadows of memory, illuminating timeless mysteries of our human nature. You may experience a dizzying sense of deja vu. Do not fear! Truth and beauty will be your guiding stars on this journey.
Born of the union between artist couple Richard T Scott and Jordan Baker, “Modern Mythos” summons the muses of the old masters to explore the liminal space between the Orient and the Occident, the coupling of stoic and Buddhist philosophy.
In Scott and Baker’s Delphic creations, the depths of the human psyche are laid bare, inviting the courageous and the curious to descend into a realm where light and darkness become one.
Baker’s Baroque lives writhe with the haunting of Japanese nature spirits, blending the Dutch tradition of vanitas with Shinto meditations on the cycles of death and rebirth. Her alchemical compositions alloy the motifs of Georgia O’Keeffe and Rachel Ruysch, creating a startlingly contemporary atmosphere.
Scott’s figurative paintings follow Charon’s ferry to the gates of Hades, convene with Medusa among the ruins of civilization, traverse the fall of the Roman Republic, and foretell the future of our own Autumnal Empire.
Join us for a mythic evening on November 8th at Stone Sparrow Contemporary Art: 45 Greenwich Ave, NYC 10014. Mythic attire is encouraged, but not mandatory. The artists will be in attendance and will be in costume. This exhibition will be on view until December 16, 2023.