Vampires, creatures, and all things weird and wonderful… sink your teeth into something magical. Step into the fantasy of the season and immerse yourself in the dark, romantic inclinations of Modern Eden Gallery’s exciting October exhibitions. Awaken a heightened sense of emotion and imagination as you experience three new bodies of work that shapeshift between mystery and macabre.
Join Modern Eden Gallery this weekend as they proudly present “Lore”, a new group exhibition, Ransom & Mitchell: “Love, Death” and Lara Dann: “Dark Embrace”.
Lore, Ransom & Mitchell, Lara Dann
Opening Reception: Saturday October 9, 2021 | 6–9 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 9 – 30, 2021
Modern Eden Gallery
1100 Sutter Street | San Francisco, CA 94109
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Lore: Myth, Magic, and the Macabre
We are pleased to present our latest group exhibition, Lore at the gallery. Lore features works inspired by myth, magic, and the macabre. Each artwork, reflecting on the tenets of Dark Romanticism, reveal the artistic fascination with the irrational and the otherworldly. This exhibition features over 50 hand-selected artists from the Bay Area and beyond.
Featuring works by:
Adam Caldwell, Alexandra Verhoven, Andi Soto, Ashley Marie, Aunia Kahn, Candice Tripp, Carly Janine Mazur, Carrie Ann Baade, Cassandra L Kim, Catherine Moore, Colete Martin, David Natale, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman, Delphyne V., Dos Diablos, doubleparlour, E. E. Kono, Erica Calardo, Glenn Arthur, Heidi Taillefer, Henry Schreiber, Howard Lyon, Jacqueline Gallagher, Jamie Wells, Jana Brike, Jasmine Worth, Jeannie L. Paske, Jessica Dalva, John Walker, Julie Filipenko, Juliet Schreckinger, Junko Mizuno, Kaysha Siemens, Konan Lim, Kremena Chipilova, Kristen Margiotta, Lacey Bryant, Lana Crooks, Larysa Bernhardt, Leilani Bustamante, Marie-Eve Proteau, Mary Syring, Megan Buccere, Michael Camarra, Michael Campbell, Miso, Nadezda, Nunzio Paci, Olga Wieszczyk, Olymipa Altimir, Richard Salcido, Robert Bowen, Robert Duxbury, Ron Norman, Ryan Martin, Steven Russell Black, Susannah Montague, Sybiline, Tex Buss, Tom Bagshaw, Vahge, Vanessa Lemen, and Xhanthi.
Ransom & Mitchell: “Love, Death”
We are pleased to present the gallery solo exhibition debut of local artistic duo, Ransom & Mitchell. In the deep, inky black sea, obscured from the eyes of the waking world, lie antiquities from a forgotten time. The ideology of these ancients inspired poems, tomes, and sumptuous works of art, including statuary crafted to celebrated the delicate marriage of sensual pleasure and the dark kiss of death. These hedonistic artifacts capture humanities purest pursuit; the bliss state found in erotic intimacy with another (and oneself). Lifted from the depths, our relics celebrate the fleeting ecstasy found at the convergence of sexual delight and the shadowy reaches of mortality. They pay tribute to the elusive state of ultimate nirvana and the apex moment in the arousing dance of orgasmic mortality. This series is our homage to those willing to explore the depths within themselves in search of the purest happiness. This is our own personal exploration. It is our billet-doux, signed with care ~ Love, Death
Ransom & Mitchell is the fine art nom de plume for the artistic collaborations of Jason Mitchell & Stacey Ransom. Director-photographer Jason Mitchell and set designer-photo illustrator Stacey Ransom create highly-detailed and visually-lush portraits & scenarios. Their work is narrative in nature and draws upon the darker undercurrent that exists within all aspects of society. They aim to create worlds that cannot exist, through a unique combination of cinematic lighting, theatrically designed sets, and an illustrative approach that is inspired by the Italian and Dutch Master painters. The resulting digital art blurs the lines between traditional photography and classical painting so the viewer is unsure as to what is “real” and what is created either as sets & props or as digital painting.
Lara Dann: “Dark Embrace”
We are pleased to present Lara Dann’s second solo exhibition feature, Dark Embrace at the gallery. Inspired by vampires and dark romanticism, Dann features her signature layered process with artworks that are both macabre and passionate.
Lara Dann is an American artist who creates paintings that depict fantastical figures in the midst of contrasting themes – such as light and dark, lust and innocence, knowledge and naïveté. Her work is inspired by vintage and antique wallpaper tapestry which is featured in most of her underlying work. 2020 marked the debut of ‘Sirens of the Zodiac’, Lara Dann’s gallery debut solo exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery followed by the 2021 exhibition, ‘Dark Embrace’.