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“The Kindly Ones” at Last Rites Gallery.

Currently on display at Last Rites Gallery in New York City until August 15th, 2015 is the two person exhibition “The Kindly Ones” which features work from artists and collaborators David Stoupakis and Menton3.  The two artists are masters of dark artworks that include scenes I would relate to nightmares.  However, more often than not, there is intense beauty within these dark portrayals of the imagination and that is a great pleasure when viewing these work - to realize that even in darker places there is beauty.

Please continue below for more pieces from “The Kindly Ones.”

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In Greek mythology, “the Kindly Ones”, also known as Furies, are female deities or goddesses of vengeance from the underworld. They were tasked with pursuing people who have done evil and justifying their horrific crimes, making them equal sides of good and bad. Furies are the inspiration behind “The Kindly Ones” by artists David Stoupakis and Menton3, which opened over the weekend at Last Rites Gallery. Both artists are recognized for their haunting oil paintings that combine visuals of beauty with dark themes.

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Happy Holidays from Silent Haven! Giveaway! 4,000+ Followers! 3 Year Anniversary! Official Silent Haven Website!

It has been 3 years! Wow. Its amazing how far this site has come with over 4,000 followers and over 150,000 views! It really makes me realize what a vast community Silent Hill has and reminds me why I started blogging on here in the first place. So many dedicated fans and so many loyal followers I have. So I want to reward you guys with gifts this holiday season by hosting a Silent Hill: Past Life/Menton3 giveaway! Yes all 4 issues of Past Life Very Good to Like New condition and a brand new copy of Saltillo’s latest album “Monocyte”.

For anyone who doesnt know Silent Hill: Past Life is the most recent Silent Hill comic, taking place in the mid 19th century making it the oldest story to be told in the town of Silent Hill. The story follows a violent outlaw and his pregnant wife who move from the west to settle in the native peaceful town of Silent Hill, however they soon realize that nothing peaceful comes out of their new found dream home and discover that in Silent Hill some things in the past dont always remain in the past.  Past Life features a story written by Tom Walts, who also wrote the previous comic, “Silent Hill: Sinners Reward” and also contributed to the writing behind Silent Hill: Downpour.

Past Life also features illustration work from Menton3, an amazing artist behind some fantastic graphic novels. He is also a multi-talented musician and is the sole musician behind the moniker “Saltillo”. Saltillo has released two albums, the first being Ganglion and the second being Monocyte. Saltillo is one of if not my favorite industrial, trip-hop instrumental artists that I enjoy listening to over and over again. Menton3 is also one of my all time favorite oil painters who also plays cello, viola, Banjo, violin, guitar, drums, piano, and bass as well as a slew of electronic synths on Saltillo’s albums. Monocyte is an amazing concept album that coincides as a soundtrack to his graphic novel of the same title. The album takes you on a dark, intense, atmospheric and emotional journey with some songs featuring a male narration and female vocals heard on his previous record. Saltillo is just an all around amazing artist who is multitalented and Monocyte’s atmospheric and heavy beat backed with weeping violins only leaves me wanting more. The album really has a very creepy atmospheric ambiance to it and works well as even a soundtrack to his Past Life comics! So listen while you read!

To enter giveaway just complete at least one of the steps in the raffle widget below and your name will be entered. The more steps completed the more times your name is entered meaning the higher chance you have of winning this sweet prize! You have till Dec 18 to enter. I will draw a winner at random and make contact by e-mail and or facebook. Good luck everyone!

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Ps. If you haven’t noticed I have change Silent Haven’s layout and logo! I have a layout being worked on at the moment that should offer some very useful tools for all my followers being tracked from around the world. I hope to have an updated layout running after the new year so keep an eye out for that. I also have an official domain now! (Silent-Haven.com) so is it ok to call my blog an official website? I think yes!

Thank you guys so much for another amazing year and thank you again for following!