December 15th Shameless Grounds will be hosting the celebration exhibition of the Savage Tarot republication and will include some very special guest artists who will be presenting their creative interpretation of The Seven Deadly Sins and The Seven Righteous Virtues. A portion of all sales will go to benefit Sex+StL.
Guest Artists Include:
Paul McCarroll (UK) - facebook.com/paul.mccarroll.14
Bethalynne Bajema (MI) - bethalynnebajema.com/
Matt Lombard (WI) - mattlombard.com/
Matthew Wajek (WI) - aetherdesign.com/
Amber M. Russell (WI) - facebook.com/AmberMichelleRussellArtist
Rich Brewer (no site, local)
This event will be catered for adult beverages, and DJ'd by DJ Skeletal.
A donation of $3 per person is sincerely appreciated.
Savage Tarot Reviews:
"Among the darkest conceptions of tarot to date." - Adam McLean Alchemy Website
"The Savage Tarot pictures the bleaker, seamier, painful side of humanity about which we would rather not think, bringing it out of the shadows and into the light where it can be seen and perhaps understood. This is not a Tarot I could often use myself, but there is a place in the Tarot world for such a deck." - Aeclectic Tarot
"I definitely do not recommend this deck for the faint of heart." - Saskia Jansen, Tarot Passages
"Local photographer Michelle X gives tarot cards a frighteningly beautiful update. Michelle X is the latest to take a stab at the art form with her Savage Tarot. The St. Louis-based photographer, who cites a fascination with both the macabre and pin-up art, has combined those two interests in glorious/gruesome fashion for her tarot. X's aesthetic leans toward representing "that which makes beauty filth and the light dark," according to her official artist's statement, and her Major Arcana indeed reveal a dark undercurrent at work. Naked flesh, darkness seeping in from the corners of the cards, stark images that strike at the primal centers of the brain -- X's tarot is not the bloodless parlor game of a Victorian tea party. This is a very personal and iconic tarot that will no doubt speak to other souls who find solace in things terrible and seductive." - Paul Friswold, Riverfront Times
December 15 is the official public release of the Savage Tarot II.
Pre-orders are available.
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