“We not only nurture our sacred relationships through ritual, but we are nurtured by them as well. In ritual, we move, and we are moved.” – Alison Leigh Lilly
‘Ritual’, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s second curated exhibition at Haven Gallery in New York, brings together over 50 of the world’s best two and three dimensional artists, whom have explored the theme ‘Ritual’ through their own unique styles, genres and mediums.
Life is embedded with Rituals. They nurture us and improve us. Rituals are an action or ceremony performed in a customary way. Be it religious or personal, rituals give our lives meaning. Without them we would be floating through life with nothing to tie us down, or to expand us to the people we can become.
The Winners of the 2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize will also be presented their specially commissioned glass art Award sculptures at the special opening reception on 14 December.
The Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Co-Founders Danijela Krha Purssey and Richard Purssey are flying in from Australia to attend the opening, as are a number of the artists and Art Prize winners. We would love to see you there!
Exhibiting Artists: Adipocere, Akishi Ueda [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Sculpture Award 1st Prize Winner], Alessandro Sicioldr, Allison Reimold, Anne-Christine Roda [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, INPRNT Traditional Award Finalist], Annie Murphy-Robinson [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Winner], Ana Bagayan, Andi Soto, Bella Harris, Ben Franke [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Stocksy United Photography Award 1st Prize Winner], Billelis & SickMick [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Digital Art 1st Prize Winners], Calvin Ma, Caitlin Hackett, Chie Yoshii, Courtney Brims, Crystal Morey, DULK, Emil Melmoth, Escoto + Carrara, Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak, Howard Lyon [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Honourable Mention], Jana Brike, Jason Mowry [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Finalist], Johnson Tsang, Jon Ching, Joseph Weinreb, Josie Morway, Julie Filipenko, Kaysha Siemens [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Finalist], Kevin Peterson, Koh KiSung, Kurtis Rykovich, Laura Colors, Lauren Brevner, Laurie Lee Brom, Mahlimae, Mark Garro, Naoto Hattori, Nosego, Olga Esther, Olivia De Berardinis, Orphne Acheron, Randy Ortiz, Reuben Negron [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Finalist], Ronit Baranga, Scott Musgrove, Scott Radke, Sophie Wilkins, Steven Kenny [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, INPRNT Traditional Award 1st Prize Winner], Syd Bee, Thomas Ascott, Tom Bagshaw, Tracy Lewis, Travis Louie, Troy Brooks, Victor Grasso [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, INPRNT Traditional Award 2nd Prize Winner], Yousuke Kawashima, and Yuuki Morita [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Finalist].
We are now delighted to reveal below just a small selection of the 58 works, which will be on view at Haven Gallery from 14 December– Enjoy!
Akishi Ueda 2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Sculpture Art Award 1st Prize Winner “Prayer for the Moon”, 2019 Clay, glass, acrylic paint, cloth, 68 x 64 x 34 cm
Annie Murphy-Robinson Winner 2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize “The Visitor”, 2019 Sanded charcoal on paper, 35” x 26”
Jana Brike “Solstice Rain”, 2019 Oil on wood panel, 25 x 20cm
Josie Morway “Black Candle”, 2019 Watercolour and gouache on arches 300lb watercolour paper , 13″ x 14.5″
Johnson Tsang “Funeral Before Death”, 2019 Porcelain, cement and wood, 27 x 21 x 20cm
Kevin Peterson “Conjured”, 2019 Oil on panel 20 x 20″
Kurtis Rykovich “Never Leave Home”, 2019 Oil on panel, 16” x 20”
Randy Ortiz “Coronation of A Love Most Comforting”, 2019 Conte, pastel and acrylic on art board, 16 x 12″
Olga Esther 2018 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 3rd Prize Winner “The Wise Woman”, 2019 Oil on panel 15 x 19″
Laurie Lee Brom “In The Flames is the name”, 2019 Oil on linen 16 x 20″
Mahlimae “Invocation”, 2019 Stone clay, rutilated quartz, feathers, hand dyed wool + textiles, silk, suri alpaca fibres, timber, hand blown quail egg