Happy Solstice, everyone! I hope you had a magickal Solstice night yesterday, and celebrated it with equal parts stillness and sparkle. I had much-needed evening of ritual and relaxation, beginning with a yuzu oil bath, per the Japanese tradition to usher in health and blessings. It's been a whirlwind of a year, and things will continue apace as I get ready for my "Language of the Birds: Occult and Art" show at NYU, the Occult Humanities Conference, and a few other projects I've got tucked up my sleeve. I'm grateful to have had a night of re-centering, and I hope that you make sure you stop and glow quietly for a bit, if you haven't already.
It's difficult to do amongst so much December activity. Holidays! Parties! Star Wars (so good, wasn't it? Maz! Captain Phasma! Rey! But I digress)! And to top it off, there are some other tremendous art shows to see:
Romano Gallery has two blockbusters that just opened: a groundbreaking retrospective of the work of visionary artist Charles A.A. Dellschau, and an incredible group show of symbolic mystery works (including the piece above) called "Hieroglyphica." Both exhibitions are up through January 31st, so plenty of time to see them after holiday craziness is over.
Mark Ryden's "Dodecahedron" show opened at Paul Kasmin Gallery, and looks to be a stunning exploration of sacred geometry as seen through his signature lens of innocence and imagination. And just check out this glorious invitation to it. It's up through January 23rd.
Wishing you peace, art, light, and lots of love this season. Blessed Solstice and Happy Holidays to each of you!