ACCURSED GILDED WISHES

Jay Kochel

27 Aug 2010 to 2 Oct 2010

"This exhibition presents research in progress. As a result of recent fieldwork in Europe this body of work focuses on the magical artifact – reliquaries, voodoo dolls, votive objects, folk magic, juju, ex voto – objects that incorporate human remains or a mimesis of the body. Where there is a material and psychic strategy to harness a spiritual or magical affect. The transference of energy, heat or mana between body and object as a means by which the material world is animated, charged up, and exerts force over people – an exploration of gods in the making."

From Jay Kochel's website.

Image: Jay Kochel, The Wishful installation view, 2010.


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