Exciting news for us New Yorkers. Jesse Bransford and Max Razdow have a show opening at IDIO Gallery this Saturday which will feature work from their Icelandic odyssey full of Norse magic, sigils, and co-dreaming. "The Veil of Dreams" will be up through August 11th, and there will be coincident events throughout, including an evening of discussion on July 14th with the artists and curator, and moderated by yours truly. Full show details and panel details both below:
THE VEIL OF DREAMS
Jesse Bransford & Max Razdow
July 14th - August 11th, 2015
Please join us at IDIO Gallery to explore the obscure reality of dreams with the opening of The Veil of Dreams, a collaborative multi-media venture by Max Razdow and Jesse Bransford, curated by Lynn Maliszewski. Coming together for over a year, the project is loosely based on Norse mythology and folklore that manifested in the artists’ dreams. After employing unique rituals and recording the results in a journal, each artist extracted narratives and images for drawings, photographs, and a joint site-specific installation. The project merges ancient Norse guidance from the Poetic Eddas with subjective experience, and mystical superstition with observation.
SAT//July 11th// OPENING: 6-9PM
TUES//July 14th//PANEL with Pam Grossman (Phantasmaphile), Lynn Maliszewski (curator) and the artists
FRI//July24//MUSIC//PERFORMANCE by The Jaguar Society (Jesse Bransford and Jason Martin of Power Animal Systems) + special guests
GALLERY HOURS//Thurs-Sun 12-6//Through August 11th
A unique ZINE in an edition of 50 will also be produced to accompany the exhibition. It contains a brief introduction to the project, excerpts from each artist’s respective journal, and a sampling of card-sized drawings that will be on display in full at IDIO. There will also be TEN CATALOGUES in the form of unabridged facsimiles of the dream journals for sale at the gallery. Perfect-bound and enveloped in hand-lettered cloth covers, they are a meaningful keepsake of the ulterior dimension pierced by the artists.
ART, RITUAL, & THE OCCULT
Panel with the artists, curator, & Pam Grossman
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Between April and October 2014 artists Jesse Bransford and Max Razdow worked on ‘The Veil of Dreams,’ an art project involving dream synchronicities, Seidr shamanistic practices, and an initiatory journey to notoriously magical sites in Iceland. For this panel, the artists will discuss the spirits they met and created, the documentation that remains a portent of their otherworldly interactions, and the experience of melting time and space. Curator Lynn Maliszewski will be on hand to add to the discussion, imparting observations from the project’s current installation at IDIO. Moderated by Pam Grossman, the discussion will cover topics of temporality, place, myth, dream, and magic’s vital importance to the artists’ ideas of creativity and art making.
IDIO Gallery, 976 Grand St., Studio D, Brooklyn, NY 11211