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Editor’s Pick
opens Wed, Jan 28, 7-9p:

Voids and Invocations
 Evie Falci

The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie St., NYC

“I’m a person in the world; I don’t make art for other artists. I draw from many different sources and interests that I have, and obviously fashion and beauty is one of them… It’s interesting for me to take things that could be dismissed and make them really powerful and undeniable in their beauty and color. The studs on leather are a natural counterbalance, the masculine to the feminine and also, formally the black and white of the silver as relating to drawing—tone, versus the rhinestones as pigments and paint.” - INTERVIEW MAGAZINE (11/21/14) “The studworks I’ve been making are decidedly more figurative in terms of the forms being rendered. They relate to various traditions representation of a spiritual dimension. Things like kachina dolls, the space that Aboriginal people refer to as “the dream time”, voodoo veves, and ancient Mesopotamian figurines, and sigils found in both contemporary and historic magical texts. It is not necessarily important to me that an individual will be able to decipher specific symbols, it is much more important for the viewer to be able to read a specific feeling or energy being projected. I do like to use a lot of eyes, which for me refer to Nazars or “evil eyes” common in Turkey as a way to ward off evil, always a good thing to have if you ask me.“ - Evie Falci