Sympathetic Magic is a group exhibition featuring the work of Eric Ashcraft, Matthew Arnone, Grace Mattingly and Tyler Lafreniere. The exhibition explores the creation of idiosyncratic representations that attempt to change the artist’s perception of reality. Sir James George Frazier in “ The Golden Bough “ (1889) defined sympathetic magic as the realization of a magic act through either imitation or correspondance, the result of which relies heavily in the magician’s honest belief that the trick will succeed in front of a mesmerized audience.
Featured in the NY Times: Show Us Your Wall series, Frankie Rice and his sculpture "Untitled" (2015) were part of the converstation focusing on artist, writer and director John Waters, and his personal collection within his New York City home. Rice, a long time friend of Waters created this series of remarkable sculptures made from pill bottles for H.I.V. medications.
In our new ongoing series, Mixtape, we take a look at New Hampshire based artist Michael Phillips. A young and talented individual, who in his recent work is striking at the chore of abstract painting with a fresh and fascinating visual vocabulary. Regardless of his location or geographical demographic the talented painter strikes at the heart of his fellow metropolitan peers. We discovered Michael through mutual friends and the owners of Kelley Stelling Contemporary, an up and coming gallery located in Manchester, New Hampshire.