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Inner State Gallery is proud to announce Alchemy an expansive group exhibition curated by prolific multi-media artist Monica Canilao. The immersive site specific installation will feature a gallery wide takeover opening to the public on Friday, July 10th in Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market. Using the medieval forerunner of chemistry for inspiration, Canilao asked the group of over 40 artists to create both two and three dimensional works that will transform the gallery into a contemporary reflection of this well worn path through the eyes of the contributing artists.
“It is said that ‘alchemists’ relied heavily upon their dreams, inspirations and visions for guidance in perfecting their art. In order to protect their secrets, they recorded diaries filled with mysterious symbols rather than text. These symbols remain exceptionally potent for changing states of consciousness.” - Monica Canilao
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This piece of original artwork is signed by the artist and includes an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from Inner State Gallery.
Illustrator David D’Andrea’s work is iconic, dark, intricate, and beautiful. His illustrations seethe with sinuous, accomplished line work and intentional rough edges. He draws from a variety of themes - the shelves of his small studio are crammed with dusty books: almanacs, type specimens, crumbling encyclopedias, and other esoteric visual references, all looking as if they had been rescued from a medieval basement. The eclectic influences show in the work: archaic lettering, obsessively detailed renderings of animals, and elements from numerous religions and cultures.
Soft-spoken, funny, and kind, D’Andrea has constantly been driven by visual and cultural research. Some of David’s “other interests include cryptozoology, flea markets, pseudepigrapha, vintage electronics, and parapsychology,” according to his website. Though containing a lot of dark imagery, D’Andrea’s work draws you in - it is seductive, engaging, and meticulously crafted. -Ian Lynam