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Join us from January 22nd-January 28th for the Gallery Exhibition of Ted Barkhorn!

The Gallery will officially be open to the public on Tuesday, January 22nd at 12PM.

Daily Viewings from 12PM-6PM

Closing Party on Monday, January 28th. RSVP BELOW

About Ted Barkhorn:

The twisted shapes of ancient Redwood roots caught Ted Barkhorn’s eye on a leisurely afternoon hike one day a few years ago, leading him to begin photographing these gnarled and intertwined forms, expressions of the natural world. Barkhorn discovered these giant roots in New Paltz, New York where a millworker had them shipped cross country to create a display, homage to the beauty of these majestic trees brutally harvested from the 1860s until 1930 in Northern California. Each ancient Redwood root has its own meaning to Barkhorn, its own personalized iconography, its own connection to the voices of uplifting writers and spiritually-minded visionaries whose words interpret the images.

Chronicling the forms in his contemporary photography, Barkhorn quotes Thoreau, “It is not what you look at that matters. It is what you see.” He invites viewers to bring their own vision to each image; to see what’s implied not simply what’s immediately visible. Scientifically speaking this phenomenon is known as Pareidolia, envisioning faces or perhaps, animals or other recognizable representations of nature in clouds, trees, or rocks. Though we all experience this intuitively, Barkhorn perceives Pareidolia as an art form with spiritual implications. He has dedicated himself to capturing a magical, mysterious even supernatural perspective on the natural world.

Ted Barkhorn is an acclaimed photographer recognized for his daring work for leading pharmaceutical companies before transitioning into landscaping as a life endeavor. Now combining both passions, Ted brings a tremendous understanding of nature to his work and his art. His true connection to the earth and sky has been fostered over the decades as he has been involved in the world of landscaping design since childhood. A family man now, living in Northern New Jersey, he has returned to his own roots, so to speak, merging his path as an artist with his commitment to nurturing the earth.

MWTH is a group exhibition initiated and curated by artist, Bek Andersen. Inspired by the viral image of Medusa with the Head of Perseus by Luciano Garbati, the month long exhibition showcases the sculpture in New York for the first time, alongside works by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Fox Hysen, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Danielle Bowman, Este Puerta, Ilana Savdie, Terri Zupanc, Yo-E Ryu, Camille Altay, and Bek Andersen.

The Winter Solstice closing party will be held on December 20th from 8pm. Details TBC

This six-part series of conversations with renowned scholar Joseph Campbell explored the enduring, universal themes expressed in mankind’s oldest stories and examined their relevance for the modern world. Far from being lifeless, timeworn tales, Campbell told viewers, the ancient myths remain “clues to the spiritual potentialities of human life.”

The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people–including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.

On view November 19th to December 20th, 2018  | Gallery and reading room hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
MWTH is an exhibition entangled in the narrative habits of classical imaginaries, their foundational role in present culture and their visions of the future. MWTH seeks to reorient androcentric lore, to queer iconography, to re-reformulate antiquity’s heroic center and it’s modes of (re)production.
MWTH Project was (immaculately) conceived by Bek Andersen, inspired by the viral image of Medusa with the Head of Perseus by Luciano Garbati. The unapologetically revisionist Garbati Medusa will be on view IRL, alongside works by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Fox Hysen, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Danielle Bowman, Este Puerta, Ilana Savdie, Terri Zupanc, Yo-E Ryu, Camille Altay, and Bek Andersen.
Weekly screenings and discussion of Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth (details TBA)

Join us for an intimate evening with artist Laolu Senbanjo – who most recently provided the artwork for Beyonce’s Grammy Award-winning album, “Lemonade” – as he showcases his latest works in our new event space Novo Locale. In addition to hosting a talk and discussing his various inspirations, there will be exciting performance art for guests to partake in.

About Laolu Senbanjo: A self-proclaimed keeper of Nigeria’s Yoruba culture, Laulo goes by the mantra “Everything is my canvas” and created the Sacred Art of the Ori Yoruba body paint ritual. He has graced the cover of the Washington Post as well as features in various publications, including the NY Times, Vogue, BBC, CNN, and VICE. His ever-growing list of collaborations has been with brands like Kenneth Cole, Nike, Equinox Fitness, and with other artists such as Alicia Keys, Swiss Beatz, Seun Kuti, Tony Allen, Alek Wek, and Danielle Brooks. Laolu currently resides in Brooklyn.

Website: http://www.laolu.nyc/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laolu.senbanjo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laolunyc/