“OPUS HYPNAGOGIA” Presents Surreal Works by Kris Kuksi, Martin Wittfooth, and More

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Martin Wittfooth “Shaman I” 2014 Courtesy of the artist.

Stephen Romano Gallery in Brooklyn has assembled a rather eerie exhibition in cooperation with Morbid Anatomy Museum that pairs contemporary works with a wide variety of vernacular photography, folk sculpture, spirit photography, and more. “OPUS HYPNAGOGIA: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular” takes a look at creative enlightenment over the centuries, and explores our ongoing fascination with mental phenomena like Hypnagogia. On display will be recent works by the likes of Martin Wittfooth (HF Vol. 19 cover artist), Kris Kuksi (first covered in HF Vol. 19), Caitlin McCormack, El Gato Chimney, Rithika Merchant, and Hunter Stabler whose creations share a surreal quality or supernatural theme. This includes Kris Kuksi’s “Churchtank Type 12” 2015 sculpture, a monumental Baroque-style church on an army tank, which will make its debut in the exhibit. Take a look at our preview of the show below, which opens at the Morbid Anatomy Museum on July 18th.


Kris Kuksi “Churchtank type 12” 2015 Courtesy of Stephen Romano


Kris Kuksi “Churchtank type 12” 2015 Courtesy of Stephen Romano


Kris Kuksi “Churchtank type 12” 2015 Courtesy of Stephen Romano


Kris Kuksi “Churchtank type 12” 2015 Courtesy of Stephen Romano


Rithika Merchant “The Intruder” 2014 Courtesy of the artist.

Hunter Stabler “Tetris Graviton” 2014 hand cut paper Courtesy of the artist.

Caitlin McCormack Homewrecker 2014 crocheted cotton string and glue Courtesy of the artist.

El Gato Chimney Untitled Triptych 2015 watercolor on paper Courtesy of the artist

Joseph McVetty Untitled drawing 2015 Courtesy of Stephen Romano

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