Saturday, February 2, 2013

Fae Varriale: Danse Macabre LEA26

Fae Varriale presents Danse Macabre


Ever since Halloween there had been banging and mysterious comings and goings at the empty old manor house in the woods. Today the posters all over town explained it all, an invitation to the opening exhibition at the new Darkwood Art Gallery. "Danse Macabre - a haunting exhibition, an experience you will  never forget..."

As visitors to the exhibition wander the dark corridors of the gallery they soon learn this is no ordinary arts centre. The pictures are indeed haunting, images of banshees, wild hunts, the 'fair' folk and more. As they come across a room containing a single picture they  find fate unraveling as they become immersed in their own Danse Macabre.

The installation is inspired by the Danse Macabre allegorical genre of art that dates back to the 15th century and symbolizes the universality of death despite one's station in life. 

In the exhibition at the mysterious Darkwood gallery are found classical Danse Macabre images mixed with those that are inspired by myths and stories of harbingers of death and gatherers of souls.

As you wander the corridors you begin to realize this is no ordinary gallery...

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