Esoteric Evolution (group show)

2015 January 9- February 9

Kasa Ecolety
Santo Domingo #588
Santiago, Chile
(link)

Opening- January 9, 2015

I will have 5 mandalas in this show along side artists including: Anne Percoco, Robert L. Pepper, Leonardo Casas, Adel Souto, Robin Storey and Jessica R. Pepper.

Blurb:
The material world is a facade of commercial illusions that are driven by esoteric principles. We live in a “Disney like world” which mask the real principles which literally shape the world. These principles are described in the teachings of numerous ancient mystery cults such as the Eleusians, the cult of Mithra, as well as the teachings of Plato and Pythagoris.
Our select artists illustrate these hidden concepts. Some work with the concept of the macrocosm/microcosm (Robin Storey), some work in the concepts of idolatry and psychological control (Adel Souto), some work with the concepts of idolatry and psychological control through media, (Leonardo Casas), some work with the concepts of technology that drive nature (Anne Percoco), some work with the concepts of sacred geometry (Camille Laoang), and some work with the allegorical meanings behind ancient symbolisms and text (Robert L. Pepper).

An exhibition of 124 bookmarks

November 1, 2014- November 29, 2014

Davis Public Library
6400 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
240-777-0922
(link).

About the exhibition- During a visit to a library a few years ago, I wandered into the children’s section where I spotted some strips of light grey paper and a bowl of colorful circular confetti sitting on the librarian’s desk. They were obviously supplies for making bookmarks. Inspired, I took some home and made a few. Then, I kept making them. This exhibition includes a few of the earliest bookmarks made using that grey cardstock, but then shows how I was quickly inspired to branch out and explore other possibilities within this specific format, trying other kinds of paper, confetti and then later drawing on them.

These bookmarks are drawings and collages that are abstract in nature, double sided and laminated for durability. The drawn bookmarks are mostly made on Nepalese Lokta paper with a palette that I select at random from a can of assorted pens and markers. The collages are made with a variety of paper and plastic that is cut, hole punched, arranged and sometimes drawn on. They are inspired by my love for color, pattern, unexpected combinations, and my desire to find a use for scraps of paper that would otherwise be discarded.

Regarding these bookmarks, I draw inspiration from modern design including graphic and package design, computer graphics and screen savers, Japanese cartoons and the bag check cards at Trash & Vaudeville, patterns in nature, happenstance and my own inner workings.

I am glad to be bringing this exhibit to Montgomery County MD, as that is where the original inspiration came from.

An exhibition of 62 bookmarks

February 25, 2014- March 25, 2014

Kings Bay Library
3650 Nostrand Avenue (between Avenue W & X)
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-368-1709
(link).

About the exhibition- During a visit to the library a few of years ago, I wandered into the children’s section where I spotted some strips of light grey paper and a bowl of colorful circular confetti sitting on the librarian’s desk. They were obviously supplies for making bookmarks. Inspired, I took some home and made a few. Then, I kept making them. This exhibition includes a few of the earliest bookmarks made using that grey cardstock, but then shows how I was quickly inspired to branch out and explore other possibilities within this specific format, trying other kinds of paper, confetti and then later drawing on them.

These bookmarks are drawings and collages that are abstract in nature, double sided and laminated for durability. The drawn bookmarks are mostly made on Nepalese Lokta paper with a palette that I select at random from a can of assorted pens and markers. The collages are made with a variety of paper and plastic that is cut, hole punched, arranged and sometimes drawn on. They are inspired by my love for color, pattern, unexpected combinations, and my desire to find a use for scraps of paper that would otherwise be discarded.

Regarding these bookmarks, I draw inspiration from modern design including graphic and package design, computer graphics and screen savers, Japanese cartoons and the bag check cards at Trash & Vaudeville, patterns in nature, happenstance and my own inner workings.