dead among the dead! at Ellis King

April 11th, 2016|

13. Nora Berman - Pierced O (intercourse), 2016

Artists: Nora Berman, Tina Breagger, Matt Copson, Albrecht Dürer, Inka Essenhigh, Mike Kelley, Veit Laurent Kurz, Lazaros, Peter Wächtler, Pedro Wirz

Exhibition title: dead among the dead!

Venue: Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland

Date:  March 16 – April 23, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Ellis King, Dublin

Ellis King is delighted to present dead among the dead! comprising of ten artists from various generations and cultural deposits.

dead among the dead! thematically engages with spirituality, religion, mysticism, other-worldliness, and fantasy. The artists exhibited share commonality in their respective comprehension of a wider spiritual plane; in most instances, are not of this life or of our unified corporeal existence. Our collective yearning for otherness is hard fraught with this disparate void between what is real and what is intuitively felt or conjured in our minds. We ought not be afraid in this spiritual journey; life, in its broadest term, is as we mean it to be.

From dawn ’til dusk; drunk on potion. Baudelaire cries green tears; flooding the astral plane. A shooting star alights the black vacuum above. His weary body, meandering through the forest clearing, encounters his mirrored reflection to another portal. His aching feet through thick fleshy hyde hesitate before him. Therein his tombstone lies with his epitaph inscribed. A gargoyle reasons with him and offers sympathy. The Devil sighs. His guardian Knight nowhere to be seen. The wolves come out shadowing the campfire. Howl howl howwwwwwwllllll!!! The Grateful Dead awaken. Dead among the dead, She said, dead among the dead!

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01. Inka Essenhigh - Untitled, 2015

Inka Essenhigh, Untitled, 2015

02. Pedro Wirz - Perna Suada (Wardin), 2016

Pedro Wirz, Perna Suada (Wardin), 2016

03. Pedro Wirz - Pele Fria, 2016

Pedro Wirz, Pele Fria, 2016

04. Nora Berman - Piped Woman, 2016

Nora Berman, Piped Woman, 2016

05. Lazaros - Silver Cord (Detail), 2014

Lazaros, Silver Cord, 2014

05. Lazaros - Silver Cord, 2014

Lazaros, Silver Cord, 2014

06. Veit Laurent Kurz - Untitled 1 of 6 (HERB-O-RAMA Series), 2015

Veit Laurent Kurz, Untitled 1 of 6 (HERB-O-RAMA Series), 2015

06. Veit Laurent Kurz - Untitled 1 of 6 (HERB-O-RAMA Series), 2015 (Detail)

Veit Laurent Kurz, Untitled 1 of 6 (HERB-O-RAMA Series), 2015 (detail)

07. Veit Laurent Kurz - Untitled 1 of 2 (Herba-4 Bucket), 2015

Veit Laurent Kurz, Untitled 1 of 2 (Herba-4 Bucket), 2015

08. Matt Copson - Moralise the Masses, 2015 (Detail)

Matt Copson, Moralise The Masses, 2015

08. Matt Copson - Moralise the Masses, 2015

Matt Copson, Moralise The Masses, 2015

09. Mike Kelley - Untitled (Bowling Ball, Bag, and Shirt), 1991

Mike Kelley, Untitled (Bowling Ball, Bag, and Shirt), 1991

10. Albrecht Durer - Knight Death, and the Devil, 1513

Albrecht Dürer, Knight, Death, and the Devil, 1513

11. Lazaros - Astral Plane, 2016

Lazaros, Astral Plane, 2016

12. Lazaros - Terrestrial Plane, 2016

Lazaros, Terrestrial Plane, 2016

13. Nora Berman - Pierced O (intercourse), 2016

Nora Berman, Pierced O (intercourse), 2016

14. Tina Braegger - Figure II (JVA Moabit), 2015

Tina Braegger, Figure II (JVA Moabit), 2015

15. Nora Berman - Your Mirror, 2016

Nora Berman, Your Mirror, 2016

16. Matt Copson - Rnyeard Wtih A Vcneagene, 2015

Matt Copson, Rnyeard Wtih A Vcneagene, 2015

Matt Copson, Rnyeard Wtih A Vcneagene, 2015

17. 18. Pedro Wirz - Pele Fria, 2016

Pedro Wirz, Pele Fria, 2016

19. Peter Wächtler - Untitled (Heat up the Nickle), 2013

Peter Wächtler, Untitled (Heat Up the Nickle), 2013

Peter Wächtler, Untitled (Heat Up the Nickle), 2013