Within the word "damned", it is easy to envision devils, Hades and hellfire. However, damnation may also reflect the eternal condemnation of self and the subtle abuse of one's mind against itself. It may reflect the emotional trappings within the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps the immeasurable tendrils that bind us to our deepest longings or deprivations.
DAMNED is an exhibition of those extraordinary artists who know that without darkness, there is no light, that beauty does reside within the repulsive and enlightenment within our darkest hours. This art may be the one true reflection of self that make us balanced within our personal damnations...or possibly it is an expressive visual therapy...or simply a sign that there is something inexplicably damaged inside without comparison.
Artists of all mediums from anywhere in the world are welcome to submit their work for DAMNED. There are no restrictions on genre or content but the more beautifully disturbing or powerfully introspective, the better.
For further information and to submit your art, please visit:
Submission deadline is September 25 2009 and there are no fees for submitting.
On October 29 2009 in Detroit, there will be a congregation of the most controversial fine art artists from across the nation and overseas to display their darkest of creations at DAMNED II. From the famous to the freshest of talent, this ominous assembly will exhibit a diversity of artistries from the deeply depraved to the intensely introspective guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, captivate or repulse. This is not Halloween-themed art but a submergence within the shadowed realms of consciousness within an intimate ambiance of haunting ethereal soundscapes, intimate gallery vignettes and cirque-inspired stage performances.
Then, on Devil's Night (October 30), we celebrate this artistic submergence with an intimate six-course dinner of aphrodisiac delights followed by a grand ball of masquerade and dance within the milieu of exotic rhythms, floor performances and art. To nightcap the ball evening, we now welcome the sensuous noir cabaret sounds of Jill Tracy (www.jilltracy.com) in a rare midnight solo performance.
Current confirmed special guests artist for 2009 include HR Giger, Chad M Ward, Christian Correra, Jose Manuel Schmill, Rich Rethorn, Paul Rumsey, John U Abrahamson, William B Hand, JL Robbins, Eli Livingston, Stephen Blickenstaff, Janina Magnussen, Peggy Wauters, Aunia Kahn, Brian Viveros and dozens of other artists from all over the world!
To see the 2008 DAMNED Exhibition, please visit:
DAMNED II - A Dark Fine Art Exhibition
and Formal Masquerade Ball wsg/Jill Tracy
October 29 & 30 2009 - Detroit, MI
Tangent Gallery / Hasting Street Ballroom
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