Opening reception: Friday, August 13, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Performance night: Friday, August 20, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Exhibition runs through Saturday, August 28
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Featuring: Vincent Como with Reuben Lorch Miller, Eric Larson, Rachel Dawson, Josh Hagler, Faye Kendall, Erik Madsen, Malcolm Smith, lourdes of the flies, Michael Campbell, Caitlin Denny and Marcella Faustini, Terrance Graven, Ben Venom, Ryan De La Hoz, Kara Joslyn, Group Rhoda, Amir Coyle, Gerritt Wittmer and Paul Knowles, and No Peace at the Gates.
Inspired by The Black Laboratory of Brooklyn artist Vincent Como, Black Lab investigates the cultural connotations and psychological implications of the darkest color. Michael Campbell, Eric Larson, Reuben Lorch Miller, Malcolm Smith, and Ben Venom deploy counterculture themes and imagery in two and three dimensions. Artists Rachel Dawson, Erik Madsen, and Como formally evoke aftermath, decay, and possible transcendence through color and texture in paintings, drawings, and sculpture. Faye Kendall's, Kara Joslyn's, and Ryan De Hoz's sculptures and drawings tap into occult and animalistic archetypes. Marcella Faustini and Caitlin Denny's multi-media installation plays with popular fascination with dark topics in science. Painter Josh Hagler's portraits, artifacts from the life and family of Anton LaVey, Lourdes of the Flies, and No Peace at the Gates portray the flip-side of American religiosity. Performances by Terrance Graven, Group Rhoda, Amir Coyle, and Gerritt Wittmer and Paul Knowles enact paranormal ritual and unspeakable mysteries.