The skies have darkened, and summer’s last bright green leaf has turned. Halloween is here at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab:
++ HALLOWEEN 2015
++ HALLOWEEN 2015: PILE OF LEAVES
Every leaf tells a story.
++ HALLOWEEN 2015: BOBBING FOR APPLES
A pastime thought to have its roots in fertility and mate-hunting divination. Presented, for your pleasure, a selection of apples to bob for.
++ SINGLE NOTES: HALLOWEEN
Black Phoenix’s cheeky interpretation of the iconic scents of the season. No actual single notes – or clowns – were harmed during the creation of these blends.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MEPHISTOPHELES AND MEDEA MAKE AN ENTRANCE AT ARKHAM’S PICKMAN GALLERY
Sympathy for the Devil: An Intimate Evening With Old Scratch and Hecate’s Inheritance: Witches, Our Sisters
on view at the Pickman Gallery from September 18 to December 28, 2015
Arkham, MA (March 13, 2015)— On view from September 18 through December 28, 2015, at Pickman Gallery, Arkham, MA, Sympathy for the Devil: An Intimate Evening With Old Scratch and Hecate’s Inheritance: Witches, Our Sisters. Sympathy for the Devil is guest curated by the Rhode Island School of Design’s Henry Anthony Wilcox. In this exhibition, Mr. Wilcox explores the many faces of the Son of the Morning, from Fallen Angel to Dapper Devil to Devourer of Souls. Hecate’s Inheritance was generously lent to Pickman Gallery by the Musée de Cauchemars in Paris, and is sponsored by Die Württembergischen Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Studien über Hexerei und Zauberei in an effort to further promote coven recruitment and academic research.
Hecate’s Inheritance showcases thirteen exquisite depictions of witches and their craft, including the works of Albert-Joseph Pénot, Henry Fuseli, Jean Veber, Frans Francken II, James Gillray, Jan de Bisschop, Jean van der Velde II, Agostino Veneziano, John Nixon, and John William Waterhouse. Sympathy for the Devil includes a selection of seven visions of He Who Shuns the Light by Jean Miélo, Nikolai Kalmakoff, Louis Boulanger, Michał Elwiro Andriolli, Paul Mathey, Thomas Stothard, and Henry Fuseli.
A private reception will be held at Pickman Gallery during the lunar eclipse on September 27, 2015, from midnight until 3am. RSVP required. Refreshments provided by Sister Shoggoth’s Microbrewery (Home of the original Protoplasmic Bubble Beer), Innsmouth Harbor Fishery, and the Old Arkham Cheese Shoppe.
Sympathy for the Devil was made possible by the generous support of Elizabeth Barrial, director of the Black Phoenix Foundation for the Arts, and TJ Barrial, Visual Arts Professor and Department Chair at the Dunwich Academy of Arts, and was organized for the Celephaïs Athenæum by Brian Constantine, Curator of Sculpture for the Clark Ashton Smith Memorial Gallery. Hecate’s Inheritance is sponsored by Die Württembergischen Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Studien über Hexerei und Zauberei, the Wüttemberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Witchcraft and Sorcery.
About the Pickman Gallery
The Pickman Gallery is the Miskatonic Valley’s premier privately-owned art gallery. Founded in 1923 by interdimensionally renowned portrait artist Richard Upton Pickman, the Gallery offers the Miskatonic Valley community a dynamic roster of stimulating, dread-provoking exhibitions and enriching public programs. Though the Pickman generally focuses on Aestheticism and Decadence, nearly all artistic movements have been represented throughout the years. Exhibitions organized by the Pickman have featured the works of both local and international artists, and have encompassed all of the visual arts, including printmaking, photography, sculpture, video, film, and performance.
Pickman Gallery, 432 Sentinel Street, Arkham, MA 01914
Tel: 978/271-1300, Fax: 978/271-1313
Web site: http://www.pickman-gallery.com
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Dusk – 1am
Saturday: Dusk – 3am
Sunday, Monday, and major astronomical events: Closed
++ PICKMAN GALLERY: HECATE’S INHERITENCE
Keep your eyes peeled: the Black Phoenix Trading Post Halloween update is imminent and BPAL’s paean to the dead is being called in from the void. Two new Halloween scents will be debuting at Montreal’s Pretty Indulgent, and our Crimson Peak collection will be unearthed soon.