Recently, I had the fortunate opportunity to visit the new space for The Stephen Romano Gallery in DUMBO Brooklyn for its current exhibit; Mysterium Cosmographicum (derived from Johannes Kepler's first major astronomical work) . With over 30 international emerging and forgotten, iconic, and historic artists portraying their shamanic visions of the mysteries of the cosmos.
Much like how Kepler's book connects the heavens to the cosmos through geometry, the varying sculptures and paintings are interconnected and woven amicably alongside ancient texts and surreal vernacular photography; a testament to the vision of the gallery and its curator. One of the most successfully ambitious exhibits to make the rounds, it is not to be missed and has paved the way for many extraordinary things to come from the gallery and its showing artists. Like the slated October showing of staged witchcraft rituals by Hollywood photographer William Mortensen, who himself was described by Ansel Adams as the "Devil", and "the anti-Christ."
|El Gato Chimney|
► Through August 30th
@ Stephen Romano Gallery
DUMBO, BROOKLYN, NY
Shonagh Adelman + Steven Baines + Dan Barry + William Blayney + Jana Brike + Paul Campbell + Andreas Cellarius + Judy Chappus + El Gato Chimney + Mahwish Chishty + Colin Christian + Edward Robin Coronel + Charles Dellschau + Matthew Dutton + A. Fiorelo + Sonya Fu + James Gallagher + Limor Gasko + Teiji Hayama + Romeyn De Hooghe + Alessia Iannetti + Jumaadi + Lu Ke + Kris Kuksi + So Youn Lee + Darcilio Lima + Joel Lorand + Rene Lynch + William Mortensen + Heiko Müller + Matt Nolen + Peca + Eric Richardson + Gromyko Semper + Masae Shimoichi + Martin Wittfooth + K.B. Yung