The Gathering Dark
A Macabre Art Show
An online show of some of my favorite artists making work that is dark, creepy, or unsettling. On view October 21st, 2020 through November 21st, 2020. Message me for more info or if interested in purchasing.
Emily Smith was born and raised in New Jersey and received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has been living in Philadelphia since 2008 and is currently the Executive Director of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.
Abi Mallick’s work explores personal and societal traumas, and how trauma and trauma recovery manifest in the body and the brain. They use bright colors, wild, messy shading, and grotesque forms to mirror the intensity of personal growth and societal change. The repetitive meditation of stitch is part of their healing process.
Josh House is an Austin based artist from Colorado focused on drawing, printmaking, and bookmaking. His work often focuses on ancient history, occult ritual, and psychedelic experiences. These drawings come from a series of work concerned with the relationship of place and history, and the residual human stain upon time.
Eli is a fiber artist based in Colorado who specializes in felted images and objects. Currently, Eli is finishing up his MFA in Applied Craft and Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and working with a local fiber farm. His work often explores queerness through dark humor, grotesque beauty, and playful imagery. These pieces are a snipper of some of his spookier fiber and mixed media combined pieces.
April Garcia (b. 1978 in San Benito, TX) is an Austin based artist who loves to create soft
sculpture art. "I would describe my work as being soft sculpture/found object with an affinity for abstraction and minimalism. I create soft colorful shapes, multiply them, and reconfigure the pieces by sewing them together to combine and transform them into a larger soft sculpture piece. My soft sculpture work is colorful, psychedelic, and playful."
Jess Bee is an Austin-based artist who works primarily in fiber arts. In her fabric collages she creates vivid worlds rich with texture and depth that explore dreams, fears, and anxieties while walking the line between hauntingly dark and playful. Using repurposed fabric scraps, Bee borrows from textiles' rich history of cultural meaning and puts it into new contexts, highlighting the viewers' relationship to this everyday material.