Castor Gallery is pleased to present Veils, a solo exhibitions by Brooklyn-based artist Evie Falci. This will be the artists first solo shows with the gallery, featuring mixed media works on the lower level of the space. The opening reception will be from 7-9 pm on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
Evie Falci creates pieces composed of untraditional materials such as rhinestones and denim, which resemble intricate tapestries produced by traditional weaving methods. Her rigorous studio practice incorporates contemporary design and occult traditions, as well as art history. These works reference sand mandalas, Middle Eastern mosaics, and Paleolithic cave paintings while also gesturing toward patterns and practices of haute couture and street style. Her use of geometric forms and patterns are central to creating her hypnotic visions.
In this body of work, Falci reflects on her desire to create objects for psychic space. Taking its cue from the High Priestess card of the Rider Waite Tarot deck, Falci’s has created a series of works envisioning the surrounding area of the scene found within the card. The pillars of Light and Dark are interpreted as a series of bright rhinestones on midnight blue denim and pastel opalescent rhinestones on light denim. This prismatic act continues the artist’s interest in opening portals and possibilities.