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From the Depths - Opening Tomorrow at Ars Memoria October 6th 7-10 PM

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Tomorrow is the opening of our first-ever art show, "From the Depths," at Ars Memoria, co-curated with Catherine Matthews. The show features a blend of artists hand selected by curators as well as several people who submitted their entries via Instagram. We were blown away by all of the amazing talent that we have seen in the past few months and are so excited for this amazing show. The list of artists includes: Aaron Unser Bam MaslarBob Jonkers Caroline HarrisonCaroline Vitelli Cristina Tzani Dusty RayEmily SteigerwaldFelipe FroederJason BransonJason VivonaJessi JacobJohn AiroJosh McAlear Kathleen NearyLucas RuggieriLaura Prieto-VelascoIkisidioMatt LombardMichelle DuganPierre SantosRevolting WorshipSam...

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The Dark Acrylics of Yaroslav Gerzhedovich

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Russian artist Yaroslav Gerzhedovich's paintings are classically dark often monochrome and surreal creations. Featuring barren fields, ancient structures, and fantastical compositions Gerzhedovich's paintings transfix the viewer. The haunting imagery is created on paper with acrylic, pencil, ink, and occasional digital manipulation. 

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From the Depths: An Interview with Lucas Ruggieri

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As part of our series of interviews with artists in our upcoming show, "From the Depths: Scenes from Below" at Ars Memoria, we had the opportunity to interview the talented Brooklyn-based illustrator Lucas Ruggieri about his work and upcoming projects. What does dark art mean to you? For me, dark art can be a huge variety of things, whether its an artifact thats function was malevolent or a painting that just makes you feel scared or anxious for no explainable reason. It can be very rare that I have a negative or dark emotional reaction to a work of art...

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From the Depths Artists: An Interview with Multimedia Artist Michelle Dugan

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Today, we are honored to have Boston-based artist Michelle Dugan (@heartbeasts) contributing to our upcoming show, "From the Depths," opening Oct. 6 at Ars Memoria Art Gallery. Dugan is a multimedia artist with a foundation in printmaking. Currently, she's working primarily in painting (pictured throughout this article) in a brief absence from working as a tattoo artist. We got the opportunity to talk to her about some of her work, her inspirations, and her recent brush with every artist's nightmare.  What does Dark Art mean to you? Michelle Dugan: Dark Art is an opportunity to explore and express the parts...

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The Dark Surrealism of Stephen Kasner

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Stephen Kasner is a Cleveland based Artist known for creating ominous yet hauntingly beautiful paintings. Kasner has created a dark visual language to define his atmosphere and subjects - guiding the viewer ever deeper into his work. Birds, snakes, and masks frequent the artist's focus, which seems to lurk under the surface of each work.

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