Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Preview - Lost Corcosa - A Group Show featuring DAIN, Rae, ENX, ASVP, Elle, hellbent & more - Masters Projects - Brooklyn, NYC

Masters Projects is pleased to announce Lost Corcosa, a group exhibition curated by Todd Masters. The exhibit title and theme is pulled from Robert W. Chambers' book of horror short stories published in 1895, entitled The King in Yellow. A variety of media will be shown—installation, mixed-media, painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, collage, street art—and a number of artists represented: ASVP, bunny M, DAIN, Dee Dee, ELLE, ENX, Amze Emmons, gilf!, Nicolas Holiber, Steven Katzman, Karl Klingbiel, Amanda Marie, Timothy Paul Myers, QRST, RAE, Jon Rappleye, Joram Roukes, Shin-Shin, Nathan Vincent, Charles Wilkin, X-O and more.

 Curator Todd Masters futher explains the origins of the shows title:

"Carcosa is a fictional city in the Ambrose Bierce short story "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" (1891). In Bierce’s story, the ancient and mysterious city is barely described, and is viewed only in hindsight (after its destruction) by a character who once lived there. The city was later used more extensively in Robert W. Chambers' book of horror short stories published in 1895 entitled The King in Yellow. Chambers had read Bierce's work and had also borrowed a few other names (including Hali and Hastur) from Bierce's work. In Chambers' stories, which is mentioned several times within them, the city is a mysterious, ancient, and possibly cursed place. The most precise description of its location given is that it said to be located on the shores of Lake Hali in the Hyades. The descriptions given of it make it clear that it must be located on another planet, or possibly even in another universe."
Focusing on his interest in an artists’ ability to break boundaries through visual storytelling and innovative uses of media, Masters combines a selection of signature works by a diverse group of contemporary international artists. 
Master's intention with this show is to create a gallery setting where both established and up and coming artists could be shown together.  Particularly street artists and contemporary artists from all over the world. 
 The exhibition definitely achieves this goal of the melding of different styles.  Each room contains multiple works (many are grandiose in size) from different genre's all working in harmony to create an overall feeling of wonderment.
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Author: Matthew A. Eller
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