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Friday November 1st: Opening of Obolus at Sphinx & Snakeskin in Philly

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  Philly seems to be brimming with exquisite art these days, and this Friday is no exception. On November 1st, Obolus: Original Artwork from Jamie Draven & Heather Gabel is opening at Sphinx & Snakeskin from 5-10PM. The show features the text based and collage pieces of Heather Gabel and the paintings of Jamie Draven.    "OBOLUS, is a reference to Charon’s obol. A coin placed with the dead before burial as payment, or bribe, to the ferryman who conveyed souls across the river that divides the world of the living from the world of the dead. This tradition has...

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From One Ethos to the Next and the Box Fish Inspiration in Between: an Interview with Dark Surrealist Brad Gray

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Here We Go Round The Pentagram English Artist Brad Gray creates a world of haunting and horrifying narratives dripping in satire and symbolism to provoke the audience to explore the deeper, darker themes of human existence. Found online operating under the moniker of Drabnail, his work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica as a part of the Dark Art Society Group show curated by Chet Zar, Wowxwow's Microvisions 2 show exhibiting online, and "Within the Garden of Earthly Delights" at Outre Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. His incredible techniques harken back to the masters of yesteryear,...

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Dark Stories by So PineNut

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So PineNut is the name of an elusive Japanese Artist and illustrator residing in Tokyo. His extremely detailed graphite illustrations are based on stories ("The call of life-A dark story about Eden") and have a detached yet organic nature to them. The re-imagining of these fabled stories includes mutilation, human sacrifice, and cannibalism in grotesque fashion.

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Norot: The Dark Work of Robert W. Cook

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Norot is Robert W. Cook, an American occult artist, musician, and architectural draughtsman by trade working in Cork, Ireland. Cook creates detailed ink, blood, and mixed media works that explore the occult, dark, and mythic themes. Heavily detailed and embellished with script and symbol Cook's creations are dark visual depictions. 

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Gloopy, Mutated and Grotesque: The Work of Caroline Harrison & This Week's Featured Contemporary Artist

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If you are a fan of dark art and heavy music, there's a very good chance that you've stumbled across the work of New York artist Caroline Harrison. She has worked some of our own favorites in the music community like SunnO))), Pig Destroyer and Inter Arma.

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