Join The Mighty Squirm and Cella Gallery in a slightly creepy historical tour of the Age of Enlightenment. Just in time for Halloween!
The Mighty Squirm purveyors of illustrated apparel and art with romance and a slight chill, are pleased to present a truly unique collection of two and three dimensional original works from artists and owners Thea and Daniel Saks inspired by the times and peoples of the Age of Enlightenment. You'll see powdered wigs, invention, and revolution, depicted in drawings, paintings, sculptures and 3-dimensional structures that light up with electricity.
The Age of Enlightenment (from about 1650 to about 1790) saw the birth of the industrial revolution and greater public accessibility of knowledge with the opening of new libraries and academies and the publishing of encyclopedias. The era also had its share of violence and other drama: rebellion against oppressive governments (such as the American and French Revolutions), dangerous scientific experiments that led to some deaths, and the formation of social groups like the Hellfire Clubs in England, where members of high society could hold mock religious ceremonies and enjoy a little licentiousness behind closed doors.
The intent of this exhibit is not to try to cover everything from the Age of Enlightenment (that would be impossible!), but rather to have great fun illustrating the “eureka” moments of some of the fascinating people from that era. A slightly creepy, historical accurate and often humorous tour and tribute to the fathers of intellectual and scientific progress.
The opening reception is Saturday, October 19th, 7-11pm, just in time for Halloween and it is open to the public. The exhibit will be on view until November 9th, 2013. Regular gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 11am - 5pm, or by appointment.
About The Mighty Squirm:
The Mighty Squirm specialize in archival art prints and high-end illustrated apparel for men and women. All of the artwork is by owner and founder Thea Saks and is completely original. Thea’s passion for dark gothic tales, medieval art, Victorian times and vintage illustration drives the work. Now she move’s into the age of Enlightenment with her business partner and husband three dimensional artist Daniel Saks.
About the Gallery:
Cella Gallery is a contemporary fine arts gallery located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles, CA. Cella has been on the forefront of emerging art in LA since 2008 and continues to champion and support new and emerging artists through creative programming and events. For more information about the gallery, visit: www.cellagallery.com