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.”
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.