MWTH (Medusa With The Head)
263 Bowery, New York, NY.
Exhibition on view November 19th 2018 through Jan 7th 2019.
Opening reception Monday, November 19th from 6-9pm. Winter Solstice Party on December 20th.
Gallery and reading room hours: Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm
Last Day Monday Jan 7th 11am-7pm
MWTH (Medusa With The Head) is an exhibition entangled in the narrative habits of classical imaginaries, their foundational role in present culture and visions of the future. MWTH seeks to reorient androcentric lore, to queer iconography, and to re-reformulate antiquity’s heroic center and its modes of (re)production. Through stories that are told and retold over centuries, our iconography shapes our ideology.
MWTH Project was (immaculately) conceived by Bek Andersen in the immediate wake of the Kavanaugh hearings. The day Kavanaugh was confirmed to the highest court of the land, we were feeling pretty low. Bek came across the viral image of Medusa with the Head of Perseus by Luciano Garbati, an inversion of Cellini’s Perseus With the Head of Medusa. She was inspired to contact the artist in Argentina and bring the sculpture to New York.
The unapologetically revisionist Garbati Medusa will be on view IRL, alongside works by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Fox Hysen, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Danielle Bowman, Este Puerta, Ilana Savdie, Terri Zupanc, Yo-E Ryou, Camille Altay, and Bek Andersen. Johnathan Payne is our Gallery Educator.
Tarot walk-ins, numerology and body music therapy by Catherine Eberhardt.
Sunday chapter screening and discussion of Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth. + discussion with visiting artists. 4pm each Sunday through Dec 16th.
This MWTH endeavor is made possible by the generous support of a patron (saint) who wishes to remain anonymous.
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