‘Hexon/Hexoff’ Features Eight Contemporary Artists Whose Work Brings Relevancy to Ancient Mysticism
Contact: Sean Noyce, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hexon/Hexoff is a multidisciplinary exhibition that draws parallels between the practices of art and magic. Although not intrinsically an “occult show”, Hexon/Hexoff brings relevancy to mystical objects in the secular art world. The work manifests portals to the most instinctual layers of the artists’ psyche, while providing a source of power and strength in this current political climate.
For more information about the show, please see our press release on the exhibitions page.
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– April 1, 2017
Reception: Saturday, March 4. 6-9pm
Ilona Berger is the director at LAST Projects, an artist-run exhibition space in Hollywood, and an independent filmmaker. Her works include “Maggots and Men”, an experimental historical narrative set in a mythologized, post-revolutionary Russia that re-imagines the 1921 uprising of the Kronstadt sailors with a twist of gender anarchy, and “Kingdoms of Rhythm”, a modern day folktale set in a mythic Haiti. She graduated from Oberlin College.
Nick Brown is a Los Angeles based artist and curator. Born in England, Brown currently resides in Los Angeles and teaches in the Department of the Arts for UCLA Extension. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums nationwide, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Drawing Center, New York; PS 122, New York; the Torrance Art Museum.
Ciriza is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is focused within the realms of Santera ancestry, Animism, alchemical practices of nature reverence, various states of fluidity and transmutation, and distillation of raw energy in ritualistic catharsis. Her channels are performance, music, image, and objects created as medicinal fetishes. She received her BA in sculpture and photography from SF State University, and has shown her work throughout the U.S.
Don Edler is a Los Angeles-based artist. Born in Germany, Edler received his BFA from the University of Florida, Gainesville, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received his MFA from New York University. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums nationwide, including the San Diego Art Institute; The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Postmasters Gallery, New York; Knock Down Center, Queens, NY; and NurtureArt, Brooklyn.
Theo Eliezer is an artist living in New Orleans, where she is the Creative Director of Momma Tried, an interdisciplinary art project and print-only publication. Her works have been exhibited internationally, including the CICA Museum, South Korea; Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles; Cooper Union, New York; and Pehrspace, Los Angeles.
Rachel Lauren Kaster is a Los Angeles based multi-media artist, performer, and educator. She earned her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and holds an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. She was born and raised in NYC and currently she is a resident artist at 1019 West Arts building in Inglewood, CA.
Aline Mare is a Los Angeles-based artist. She has received multiple awards and attended numerous residencies, including the Creative Capacity Grant; Sino-American China Art Tour; Film Arts Foundation; and the New Langton Arts Grant. Her works have been exhibited around the world, including The Museum of Art and History, Lancaster; San Luis Obispo Museum of Art; 188Art Contemporary, Shanghai; Marin County Foundation; and Jill Joy Gallery, Los Angeles. She received her BFA from SUNY, Buffalo, and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Vabianna Santos is a Southern California-based artist whose work has been exhibited and performed nationally, showing at MOCA North Miami; Vox Populi; and Headlands Center for the Arts. Her work has been reviewed in WhiteHot Magazine of Contemporary Art. She received an MFA from University of California San Diego, a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.