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September 5–October 18, 2014

The Bride Series
Jennifer Caviola CAKE
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October 3–November 15, 2014

In the Cave We Dance
Joseph Loughborough (UK)
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Anno Domini presents...

In the Cave We Dance
Joseph Loughborough (UK)

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Joseph Loughborough

Emerging from his studio, Joseph Loughborough proudly presents his latest body of work In the Cave We Dance, his second solo exhibition with Anno Domini Gallery. This title conjures the image of Dionysian human forms in darkness, perhaps circling and lurching around a fire or light of some kind. These new artworks echo and distort these visions of a primal gathering with a twist from a more recent episode of art history. Joseph draws upon iconography and themes evocative of the decadent period of Berlin (particularly theatre and film of the 1920’s) as a vehicle to explore Plato’s Allegory of the Cave in which our subjective perception of reality is questioned.

The rendering of the pieces fluctuates between expressive mark making and a critical layering of gold leaf into flat geometrical compositions. The gold mirrors the embers of the blaze whilst charcoal functions as a perfect opposite to encapsulate and enhance the metallic glint. Gold is often regarded as an opulent colour, an over indulgence whereas charcoal is perhaps one of the humblest of artists materials. Aesthetically, black and gold complement each other as values of the unknown and illumination, adding to the dichotomy of this juxtaposition. They are used on an ambitious scale in this series which delves into the catacombs of the human condition.

Joseph Loughborough (b. 1981) spent his formative years exploring the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK. After graduating from Portsmouth University he pursued interests in art, philosophy and skateboarding culture, living in London, Paris and currently Berlin.

Artist's Reception: Friday, October 3, 2014 from 7–11pm RSVP
Exhibition dates: October 3–November 15, 2014
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Anno Domini presents...

The Bride Series
Jennifer Caviola CAKE

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CAKE

Jennifer Caviola, aka "Cake" is a fine artist that focuses on public space as platform to express her support of all women with a voice of solidarity. Communicating through portraiture, women's curves become sharp lines that in an architectural sense, propel a feeling of strength, power and vulnerability.

Cake found great aesthetic and spiritual beauty in the graffiti and street art surfacing around her. After years of being a silent and grateful witness to it, she became an active participant in the street art culture of New York in 2007. “Putting artwork out in the public sphere is a very fulfilling part of my practice,” she says. Surfaces and context of environment are all considered when she’s creating whether it’s in the studio or out in the wild.

This particular volume of paintings: The Bride Series, is a result of a lost marriage, which left her wondering who she was and what she could do to reclaim herself.  “I am no longer a wife, but I know I am a painter, a woman, a friend, a daughter and a sister. I understood, slowly, that I was disconnected from my source long before my marriage broke, and so the loss became a messenger of sorts, to tell me things weren't working and it was time for some surrender, time for some acceptance and time to shut up and listen a bit.”  Driven by these questions of the unknown and known, Cake painted every day into the night for five months straight until the series was finished, and each Bride carried her closer to a healed heart. “They carried me, they kept me safe and they gave me myself back again.”

Caviola has a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute and a MFA in Fine Arts from the Parsons School of Design. She has been featured in the Huffington Post,  Complex Magazine, Vogue and High Fructose Mag just to name a few. She was recently featured at a recent panel discussion on Street Art at The Brooklyn Museum for her mural in the Bowery that she made in conjunction with FAB NYC and Many Project. The artist resides and works in Brooklyn, New York. 

Artist's Reception: Friday, September 5, 2014 from 7–11pm RSVP
Exhibition dates: September 5–October 18, 2014
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