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ORIGINS & American Gris-Gris Opening Receptions
Date Saturday April 09
Time 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location Details
Lopo Gallery
1141 Polk Street
(Entrance is through Space Gallery on the second level)
Event Type Other

American Gris-Gris & ORIGINS opening Receptions
New Works By Peter Adamyan & Helen Bayly
at Lopo Gallery Saturday April 9th

American Gris-Gris a show about Adamyan’s view on American politics and culture. Going back to the beginning of the America’s with an African tradition voo doo talisman known as a gris-gris, brought here on slave ships and carried on through southern culture and music, a gris-gris is a cloth bag usually filled with small ritual objects worn on an individual in hopes of bringing luck and ward off evil. Adamyan explores what helps America sleep at night, what they believe brings them luck and wards off their evils. At the center of this is the notion that we live in a Christian nation, based on Christian ideals leaving science and historical fact to rot. With additional themes of other major issues plaguing our nation, such as immigration, terrorism, and all that comes with living in a consumer society. He explores this idea with his classic dark humor and a hefty dose of pop culture references.

Fascinated by Mythology and Science alike, Bayly's new series of paintings depicts a unique combination of religious imagery and scientific concepts. She uses these images as a means of explanation for a new mythological narration addressing the origin of humans, their potential and their future.

The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation of a distant memory, as if we were falling from a great height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries. -Carl Sagan

The show runs through May 7th so if you don't get a chance to come by for the opening come check it out during the month.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Mar 30th, 2011 7:19 PM
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