Passing Through the Veil Between Worlds
Sarah Falkner, Ryder Cooley & Shannon Taggart
October 31- December 1, 2013.
Opening Reception: October 31, 5-8 pm
MCLA Gallery 51 is excited to present REWILDERMENT: Passing Through the Veil Between Worlds, an exhibiton of collaborative and solo works by three New York based artists: Sarah Falkner, Shannon Taggart and Ryder Cooley. This mixed-media exhibition explores themes of ritual, witchcraft and mediumistic practices. Viewers will be presented with a collection of evocative two and three-dimensional work including photography, video, altars and artifacts from the wunderkammers of the artists.
The REWILDERMENT collaboration began as a series of performance rituals created by Ryder Cooley and Sarah Falkner in 2011. Through the collaboration, the artists have created videos, costumes, mystical symbols, tattoos and performance works. In 2012, Falkner and Cooley began collaborating with photographer Shannon Taggart, who has since documented a number of their performative actions. A selection of these photographs are on display, along with props, objects and residue from the rituals. For more information visit http://rewilderment.tumblr.com/
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Shannon Taggart Shannon Taggart is a photographer and independent researcher based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently working on a book about Spiritualism, the religion based on communicating with spirits of the dead. For more information visit www.shannontaggart.com
Sarah Falkner is an interdisciplinary artist, with a strong focus on healing and other occurrent art practices. At Gallery 51, Falkner is exhibiting devotional and contemplative objects whose aesthetic forms and esoteric technologies arise from her syncretic personal practice. For more information visit www.sarahfalkner.com
Ryder Cooley is an inter-disciplinary artist, musician and performer. Ryder has worked with MCLA Gallery 51 for a number of years, most recently as Gallery Manager. For more information visit www.crydercooley.com
MCLA Gallery 51 is a program of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.
The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6p.m. and is located at 51 Main St. North Adams, MA. For more information, please call (413) 664 8718