Tuesday, February 25, 2020

New Website Live

New website is Live.

Please visit www.bvierling.com to view all updates regarding the publication and exhibition of Benjamin A. Vierling's works.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Memento Mori at Loved to Death group show.

Memento Mori. Egg tempera & oil on canvas.

Memento Mori and two other original Vierling works are on display through October at the Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, as part of the Loved to Death group show. The exhibition is co-curated by Audra Kunkle, owner of San Francisco’s renowned Loved to Death boutique.

Loved To Death is a local treasure and was featured on the Science Channel's television show, Oddities San Francisco . Loved To Death started out as an art endeavor for Kunkle, making Victorian-themed anthropomorphic taxidermy dioramas and jewelry, and now specializes in odd antiquities and Victoriana.

The Shows runs from October 6 - 28th, at the Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. For those unable to attend in person, there is an online catalog of the exhibition.

Scopolia. Ink & gouache illustration, appears in The Green Mysteries.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Medusa in Witch-Ikon

Vierling's egg tempera & oil on panel painting, Medusa, is featured in the forthcoming Witch-Ikon, Witchcraft in Art and Artifact, published by Three Hands Press.

The book includes writings by Michael Bertiaux, Daniel A. Schulke, Madeleine LeDespencer, and others. The tome additionally showcases art and imagery throughout the ages, as well as works from contemporary artists: Andrew D. Chumbley, Tom Allen, Madeline von Foerster, Timo Ketola, and more.

The figure of the Witch has haunted the margins of religion and spirituality for thousands of years, as a figure of transgressive spiritual power, outlaw magic, and alluring sexuality. Equally pervasive is her presence in art, from ancient depictions in the near east, through the European Middle Ages, down to her present representations in occult subculture. WITCH-IKON gathers a vast selection of images of witches and their diabolical magic, emphasizing the range of artistic depictions that have helped coalesce this most powerful of modern supernatural icons.

An exhibition of select images from the book will take place at Mortlake & Company in Seattle. The original Medusa painting will be displayed. Interested collectors please contact: William Kiesel at Ouroboros Press. The show opens Thursday, October 5, and runs through October 31. A print catalog of the show is available for purchase.