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Hieroglyphica

17 Dec 2015 – 28 Feb 2016

New York
New York, United States

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Stephen Romano Gallery is pleased to announce "Hieroglyphica", a group exhibition opening Thursday December 17 along with "Charles Dellschau (1830 - 1923): American Visionary"

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Artists include Esther Pearl Watson, Gigi Chen, Cendrine Rovini, Tine Kindermann, Jodie Lynkeechow, Matt Nolen, Dolorosa De La Cruz, Rene Pierre Allain, Tamara Kostianovsky, Heiko Müller, Nyahzul C Blanco, David Molesky, Inge Vandormael, Erna Kd, Maria Kreyn, Lori Field, Jel Ena, El Gato Chimney, Barry William Hale, Colin Christian, Rithika Merchant, Darcilio Lima, William Blayney, never before seen works by William Mortensen and many others.

The exhibition borrows it's title from the 1735 Baroque illustrated book "Hieroglyphica or Symbols of Ancient People", a work by Dutch artist Romeyn de Hooghe, discovered and published only 25 years after his death. The book is compendium of religious and occult symbols throughout the history of various various cultures, who'se strange illustration are part Albrecht Dürer and part Hieronymus Bosch in their intricacy. The book is considered to be a treasure among collectors of esoteric objects and was recently featured in the exhibition "Opus Hypnagogia" at the Morbid Anatomy Museum July - October 2015.

The exhibition also touches upon themes which have to varying degrees of subtlety an affinity with the works of Charles A.A. Dellschau (1830 - 1923), who'se art is featured simultaneously in the gallery, presented for the first time in a chronological fashion.

The exhibition features artist who'se works have been featured prominently in the gallery 2015 programming such as Colin Christian, El Gato Chimney, Rithika Merchant, William Mortensen, Jel Ena and Erna Kd, as well as featuring artists who are new to the gallery such as Esther Pearl Watson, Gigi Chen, Cendrine Rovini, Maria Kreyn and Tamara Kostianovsky.

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