RAYMOND BUCKLAND’S MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK and Stephen Romano Gallery are thrilled to announce they will be collaborating on an exhibition of vintage photographic works by WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897 – 1965) entitled “WITCHES” at the Museum’s Cleveland Ohio new location. The exhibition will feature many previously unseen works along with some of Mortensen’s most well known iconic occult themed photographs, which Huffington Post declared as “Some of the most beautifully terrifying images ever made“. The exhibition will open August 3 and continue through November 3, 2019. The exhibition will feature a guide with observations and comments from renowned Swedish […]
Stephen ROMANO Gallery is pleased to announce it will be participating in the NEW MORBID ANATOMY exhibition at Green-Wood Cemetery Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition curated by Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Barbier April 20 – June 30, 2019 Opening Party: Friday April 26 (more below, tickets here) Featuring artworks by Mark Dion, Phyllis Galembo, José Guadalupe Posada, Jacques Callot, Shannon Taggart and works spanning the 17th century to the present from the collections of Stephen Romano Gallery, Evan Michelson, Eva Aridjis and Eye’s Gallery and much more! In the Catholic worldview, when the body dies, the soul of the deceased is sent to a location in the afterlife to […]
THE NEW YORK CITY BOOK & EPHEMERA FAIR CELEBRATES WILLIAM MORTENSEN’S GOLDEN HOLLYWOOD YEARS IN A SPECIAL EXHIBITION TITLED: “WILLIAM MORTENSEN: CELLULOID BABYLON” The exhibition will feature over 60 photographs by the artist, many seen for the first time. curated by Brian Chidester, works courtesy of Stephen Romano Gallery. March 9 & 10, 2019, Sheraton Central Park / Times Square 811 7th Avenue New York The New York City Book & Ephemera Fair will mount a special exhibition of the artist’s work when it returns to the Sheraton Central Park/Times Square hotel on March 9 & 10. Curated by author/art […]
Stephen Romano Gallery presents “NOCTEM DIABOLI” (Devil’s Night), a one night exhibition event at The Living Gallery Outpost at 246 East 4th Street NYC October 30 from 7pm to midnight. The exhibition will be a curated installation which blends works by established and emerging contemporary artists, historical and vernacular images, folk art painting and sculpture, acclaimed visionary and outsider artists, vintage photography and works by anonymous or unknown artists all addressing themes of animism, witchcraft, shamanism, voodoo, magic and demonology, celebrating the themes of the evening preceding ALL HALLOW’S EVE . The vernacular works in the exhibition are culled from my collection in Brooklyn […]
CULT OF SPIRITS Alexis Palmer Karl and Ken Weaver at Catland Books From Press Release: Alexis Palmer Karl and Ken Weaver performance installation a conjuring, a ritual, a spell. at CATLAND BOOKS, May 5th – May 6th 2018 Sculpture, music, live performance, fragrance and photography create an immersive installation, calling forth spirits while sanctifying the ritual object. The installation is about loss as much as it is about creation and balance. We challenge the sterility of western death as we create a space of ritualized music, movement and art, finding the sacred in the modern era. The performance installation is […]
May Exhibits at the Stephen Romano Gallery Opening reception May 5 2016, from 5 – 9 pm “Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman: Swallowing the Stone” “Nyahzul C. Blanco: AETHER” “Matt Nolen: When Grasp > Reach” and “STATIM FINIS” (The End of Things) featuring the works of featuring the works of Charles Dellschau, Darcilio Lima, Colin Christian, Lukasz Grochocki, John McGarity, Jon Jaylo, Erin O’Shea, Travis Lawrence, William Blayney, William Mortensen, Rithika Merchant, Linnea Strid, Melanie J Moczarski, Steven Bradshaw, Jel Ena, Erna Kd, Marko Velk, Lori Field, Matthew Dutton, Joel Lorand, Ray Robinson, Tim Kern, Tine Kindermann,Bree Jonson, Kim Bo Yung, Stephanie Lucas, […]
High Priest of Church of Satan attends his curated show at Brooklyn Gallery Disinfo covers the opening of THE DEVILS REIGN in Brooklyn. THE DEVILS REIGN curated by Peter H. Gilmore continues through May 1, 2016 Thursday – Sunday 1:30 – 6pm Stephen Romano Gallery, 117 Grattan Street, Suite 112 (corner of Porter Ave and Harrison Place) Brooklyn NY 646 709 4725 www.romanoart.com
Stephen Romano Gallery Banned on Facebook For Sharing Mortensen Nudes (Disinfo) Coverage includes a response from Stephen Romano, the influence of Mortensen on Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan, and a photo of Magus Peter H. Gilmore at the gallery. This is an obvious contradiction of Facebook’s policy which allows for “photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures”.
Above: Charles Dellschau “PLATE 2333 ON WATHER ON LAND AND UP IN THE CLOUDS” 1911 CHARLES DELLSCHAU (1830 – 1923): AMERICAN VISIONARY at the STEPHEN ROMANO GALLERY from October 29 – December 15 2015 December 17 – January 30 2016 Opening reception December 17, 5 – 9 pm 117 Grattan Street, Suite 112 (corner of Porter and Harrison)Brooklyn, NY 11237 “Charles Dellschau is widely acknowledged as an Outsider master in the same league as Adolph Wolfli, Henry Darger and Martin Ramirez” —Tom Patterson, RAW VISION MAGAZINE Above: Esther Pearl Watson Just Got out of Jail (Trivet) 2015 “Hieroglyphica” December 17 […]
Above image by Warlock M. Mandrake (2015) “Magica Sexualis” Art Exhibit Opens in Brooklyn While Magus Gilmore and fellow Church of Satan members had departed before an intoxicated fellow became unruly and had to be ejected, the attendees at the well-attended opening shared conviviality and an appreciation of the collection of works on display exploring magic and sexuality in many different forms. The exhibition “Magica Sexualis,” alongside Jel Ena’s “Sanctum Infernum,” will continue through December at Stephen Romano Gallery.