Welcome to Shadows & Spirits, the exhibition for the month of October at Ventura. October brings a certain darkness, sometimes filled with shadows and spirits...
It is my honour to present two unique artists in an exhibition filled with dark, haunting beauty.
When I first viewed the imagery created by Ms. Ariel Brearly, I was captivated by the rich, dark, and yet whimsical moods she creates. This show contains a retrospective of Ms. Brearly's works. Many of the images are centered around the dark mystery of the feminine. All are captivating.
Nebulosus Severine - Neb never fails to surprise with her thought provoking installations, often dark, sometimes startling, always original. Neb has created the installation "Ulalume" for this exhibition. Please walk thru the gallery and enter the installation from the gallery porch. "Ulalume" is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1847. Much like other Poe poems (such as "The Raven", "Annabel Lee", and "Lenore"), "Ulalume" focuses on the narrator's loss of a beautiful woman due to her death. Iit makes many allusions, especially to mythology, and the identity of Ulalume herself, if a real person, has been questioned.