Green Kill, announces Sol Invictus: Interregnum, a multi discipline art exhibition, opening December 9, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm. The show runs until January 27th , 2018.
“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.”
—Antonio Gramsci 1930
For the 2nd year, curators Brent Felker of Gemini Hill and artist, Michelle Tommasi present Sol Invictus at Green Kill with this year’s theme “Interregnum. The multidisciplinary exhibit includes work of emerging and established New York artists. The show brings together innovative art forms and includes sculpture, digital art, video projections, performance, photography, paintings, drawing and works on paper. Artists include: Lori Nelson (Hudson Valley), Archil Pichkhadze (Hudson Valley), Jada Fabrizio (New York City), Norm Magnusson (Hudson Valley), Brent Felker (NYC/Hudson Valley), Marissa Sher (NYC), Sharon Ascher (NYC), Ken Habarta (NYC), Michelle Tommasi (Hudson Valley), Steve Butcher (NYC), Simona Prives (NYC), Hisayasu Takashio (NYC) and Christa Toole (NYC). There will be spoken word by poet Cory Nakasue of Kingston Writers’ Studio and a dance performance by Charlotte Gibbons Dance Company entitled “The Charm of Impossibilities” set to live portions of post-modern composer Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”.
Artist were selected based on their boundary-pushing interpretation of the theme as well as the exceptional execution of their work that range from experiential to humorous, haunting and the sublime. Conceptual, surrealist, abstract works will be represented by these top-tier artists and some works will be available for purchase with prices ranging from $200-$9,000.
A Selection of Works from the Exhibition
About Sol Invictus: Interregnum
Interregnum: The pause between exhale and inhale. The moment at the top of a swing’s arc where you are suspended before gravity takes hold again. The sacred space between thought and action. The western world is suffering a political crisis of legitimacy. The globe is suffering a climate crisis as patterns shift. People are suffering personal crises as the old ways no longer serve. We mistake the symptoms (Trump, hurricanes, addiction) for the crisis itself.
What happens in the space between old and new? When you have a moment where all laws, physical and otherwise, are suspended? What has ended, what is to come, and what will thrive in the pause?
The Unconquered Sun. The Winter solstice is a time to reflect on the darkness and celebrate the return of the sun, with longer days ahead and the rebirth of nature. Celebrations have been common throughout cultures and history with feasts, festivals and holidays around the December solstice. Sol Invictus is a Roman sun god from the 3rd century whose birthday was celebrated on or about December 25th.