Saturday, February 25, 2017

SEASON OF THE WITCH | SPRING/BREAK NYC DEBUT



Sarah Potter is pleased to present “Season of the Witch,” a group exhibition of new work at SPRING/BREAK Art Show during Armory Arts Week in New York City. The sixth edition of SPRING/BREAK Art Show will take place in the former corporate offices located at 4 Times Square with Ms. Potter’s curatorial project in room #32 on the 23rd floor of the building. The fair will run from Wednesday, March 1 to Monday, March 6 with a preview and Vernissage on Tuesday, February 28. This exhibition will mark the first in a series of events Ms. Potter has planned for 2017 which she has deemed as the “Season of the Witch.”




“Season of the Witch” reflects on the ways artists engage in ritual to reveal their deeply personal beliefs and spirituality through the creation of their artwork. The potent archetype of “the witch” is utilized here to represent a creator whose power comes from within. Like modern day shamans, artists are the ultimate magicians who are able to turn the intangible (their inner thoughts and inspirations) into the tangible (their artwork); the immaterial magically materializes. Working intuitively while referencing the powerful language of symbols, all of the artists in this exhibition turn art making into a modern day magical practice.



Six artists will be featured in the show: Evie Falci, Lala Abaddon, Heather Gabel, Astral Eyes, Hilary White, and Jesse Bransford. Working in a vibrant color palette and a variety of materials, Hilary White’s sculptural wall pieces act as portals to another realm of consciousness. Lala Abaddon’s woven photographs straddle the digital and analog realms revealing a pixelated dreamscape of her deeply personal inner world. Evie Falci transforms the mundane materials of denim, pleather, rhinestones, and metal studs into the divine by creating intricate mandalas referencing sacred geometry and ancient symbology. Utilizing the medium of collage, both Astral Eyes and Heather Gabel create powerful visual alchemy from collected imagery to reveal the surreal in their work. Jesse Bransford explores the relationship between art and magic through his practice and will charge the space with intention through the creation of a site-specific installation in the room which will remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. 











Kalaurie Karl-Crooks | BLACK MOUNTAIN




Dark, romantic & ethical womenswear by Kalaurie Karl-Crooks. 
Handcrafted in Melbourne, Australia.


Kalaurie presents a series of small capsule collections drawing inspiration from life, death, human emotion and personal experiences from a feminine perspective to create a body of work that is intimate and emotive - clothing that tells a story.
With quality, practicality, timelessness, craftsmanship, environmental and ethical consciousness holding equal priority, Kalaurie creates pieces which are designed and crafted to be treasured for many generations.



A bit about the new collection BLACK MOUNTAIN:


Inspired by the trials and tribulations encountered on our journeys ascending the ‘Black Mountain’, where we are confronted by our own insecurities, doubts and self loathing, as we struggle towards the final destination that is self realisation. 





















Credits:

Photography by Vlad Savin
Model: Imogen @ Azalea Models
Makeup by Rob Povey
Hair by Xeneb Allen
Styling & Creative Direction by Kalaurie Karl-Crooks




Veil of Counsel // Public Memory

Friday, February 24, 2017

Meadowlark Jewellery | 'IN BLOOM' AW17





















The snarling, thrilling toughness of the punk movement, with its uncompromising integrity and DIY ethic, and the anarchic energy of the natural world are both evident in Meadowlark’s dazzling new collection.

Besides calling to mind Nirvana’s outsider-baiting, loud-quiet-loud breakout single, In Bloom pays homage to the intense and glorious life cycles of ora and of celestial bodies — whether stars or souls — as they journey to their nal destination, and forever onwards. A tight collection of jewellery that’s delicate without being prissy, entirely modern but grounded in ancient esoteric thought.

Designers Claire Hammon and Greg Fromont nod to the beautiful spiritualism and symbolism of the 70s New Age movement, which had no trouble seeing the synchro- nicities between stars, owers and souls — all of them on an endless cycle of ripening, exploding and being reborn.


  

MUTED FAWN // CORINNE












All photos © Nedda Afsari