Stephen Romano Gallery is pleased to announce the next group exhibition following in the series of “In Missa Interfectionis”, “Opus Hypnagogia” (at Morbid Anatomy Museum) and the inaugural exhibition at Stephen Romano Gallery’s new Bushwick location “Lexicon Infernali”, all of which examine the interaction of the esoteric, vernacular, visionary, outsider, vintage and contemporary art practices. “Magica Sexualis” is the title of a book from 1934 which fascinates as a power object, and the work presented will examine sexual energy manifest through magic practice, or the reverse, magic energy manifest through sexual themes.
Sexual magic refers to an ancient science that has been known and protected by the purest, most spiritually advanced human beings, whose purpose and goal is the harnessing and perfection of our sexual forces. A more accurate translation of sexual magic would be “sexual priesthood.” In ancient times, the priest was always accompanied by a priestess, for they represent the divine forces at the base of all creation: the masculine and feminine, the Yab-Yum, Ying-Yang, Father Mother: the Elohim.
Sex magic (sex magick) is any type of sexual activity used in magical, ritualistic or otherwise religious and spiritual pursuits. One practice of sex magic is using the energy of sexual arousal or orgasm with visualization of a desired result. A premise of sex magic is the concept that sexual energy is a potent force that can be harnessed to transcend one’s normally perceived reality.
|Samuel D. Gliner|
|Barry William Hale|
Rithika Merchant, Barry William Hale, Colin Christian, John D. Monteith, David Molesky, Kymia Nawabi, Steven Bradshaw, Rik Garrett, Lizz Lopez, Meesha Goldberg, Lori Field, Steven Baines, Matthew Dutton, Stephanie Lucas, Lu Zhang, Lori Nelson, Rory Coyne, Caitlin McCormack, Samuel D. Gliner, Lauren Levato Coyne, Loic Lucas, Jennifer Lin, Michaelanthony Mandrake, Jane Cox, Gemma Gary, Ellen Stagg, Jonathon Rosen, Terry Tapp, Matthew J Levin, Nyahzul Blanco, Michael Noland, Stephen Gibb, Jana Brike, Heiko Muller, Julie Healy, Cendrine Rovini, Jen Jones, William H Mortensen, Alexis Murray, Darcilio Lima, Ray Robinson, Elizabeth Shupe, Matt Nolen, Brittany Markert, Sergio Barrale, Roland Hendrickson, Eric Richardson, Steven Gibb, Limor Gasko, Shonagh Adelman, Hermon Finney, Inge Vandormael, Dolorosa De La Cruz and others, Vernacular and Folk Art, Vintage photography.
Sculpture and 3D Work Photographed by Samuel D. Gliner
Group ExhibitionOctober 29 - December 15