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
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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
A Phantasmagoria: Scene – Conjuring Up an Armed SkeletonOut of Stock
Wig powder, amber-perfumed leather gloves, and rose petals with a sliver of oak bark and cauldron smoke.
A Witch Riding on a DragonOut of Stock
Jan de Bisschop
Blackened tonka, patchouli, dragon’s blood resin, and scorched oak.
A Young Woman Appealing to a WitchOut of Stock
Honey, cream and white rose petals buffeted by toadstools, creeping moss, bog cypress, and myrrh.
Départ Pour Le Sabbat (Aufbruch Zum Hexensabbat)Out of Stock
Bourbon vanilla, sweet red patchouli, oudh, goat’s milk accord, and white honey.
LiebeszauberOut of Stock
Honey, rose petals, and carnations – a drop of blood – red clover, cubeb berries, and vanilla cream.
The Magic CircleOut of Stock
John William Waterhouse
Vanilla-infused frankincense and clary sage with 7-year aged patchouli, jasmine sambac, honey myrtle, and oudh.
The SorceressOut of Stock
Jean van der Velde II
An evocation incense of frankincense, styrax, lavender buds, mastic, and white sandalwood mingled with moonflower, violet absolute, tuberose, and dark musk.
The Witch and the MandrakeOut of Stock
Mandrake root, apple blossom, dusty brown sandalwood, coconut milk, woodmusk, and soft leather.
The WitchesOut of Stock
Pumpkin cream, honey, vanilla sugar, and smoked vanilla bean.
The Witches’ Rout (the Carcass)Out of Stock
White sandalwood, opoponax, shriveled black plum, and vetiver.
The Witches’ SabbathOut of Stock
Frans Francken II
Burgundy and champaca resin with immortelle, leather accord, wine-soaked red fruits, rose geranium petals, red patchouli, guttering candles, and smoke.
Witchcraft SceneOut of Stock
Attributed to Luis Paret y Alcaza
Black lily and black pepper with narcissus, white musk, and white sandalwood.
Witches’ KitchenOut of Stock
Frans Francken II
Belladonna accord, sprigs of rue, crushed hyssop, white sage, beeswax, mandrake leaf, bay rum, black honey, hemp, and myrrh.
Pickman Gallery - Sympathy for the Devil
A Holy Man Advises a Woman to Invoke Mary Against a DevilOut of Stock
White musk, tobacco flower, white tea, Tunisian neroli, and blonde leather.
La Femme de SatanOut of Stock
Red musk and cacao with clove, caramelized tobacco, aged patchouli, red currant, black leather, and vanilla-infused amber.
La Ronde du SabbatOut of Stock
Oman frankincense, black clove, and tobacco tar.
Pan Twardowski and the DevilOut of Stock
Michał Elwiro Andriolli
Brown leather, bay leaf, tobacco leaf, lavender, and oudh.
Portrait of an Unidentified Man as MephistophelesOut of Stock
A debonair lavender fougere cloaked in smoky red musk, red mandarin, and oakmoss.
Satan Starting from the Touch of Ithuriel’s SpearOut of Stock
Golden amber, carnation, blackcurrant, aged black patchouli, red musk, and vetiver.
Satan Summoning His LegionsOut of Stock
White leather and cypress-tinged white musk with cardamom, smouldering incense, Ceylon cinnamon and white sandalwood.