Archive for September, 2009
Opening Event: September 13th 2PM SL time
In the premiere show for the gallery’s new curator Apollo Reinard, Galerie de la Vie at Artemesia is proud to present the extraordinary art of Hephaistos Semyorka. Her compositions are image/text collages that invoke mythical meaning and thoughtful contemplation. ‘Heph’ will be present on Sunday to unveil several new works at 2:00. There will be music and dancing following the opening event, hosted by Artemesia’s own DJ Eth Tedeschi.
About the artist:
Hephaistos Semyorka’s “Mythworks” is an ongoing project of creating digital image/text collages. The works are dedicated to her namesake, Hephaistos, the fiery god of art and technology whom the ancient Greeks invoked to bring good things to human life. Mythically, art and technology are potent forms of sorcery, and they elicit both fears and fascinations for the ordinary mortal.
In the workings of the unconscious, images arrive first, trailing synchronistic textual connections to mythic gods and goddesses, to artists and scientists, to astonishing discoveries, and to seemingly mundane events of daily life. These connections affirm the truly mythical linkage of art, technology and physical incarnation. Consciously and unconsciously, the relation of art and technology touches all aspects of our embodied life on earth. It is an archetype, an energy field that generates powerful stories and fateful creations. The process of researching and collage is a psychic dialogue with this archetype.
In real life, Hephaistos is a working artist with a doctoral degree in mythological studies. For two decades, she has been a specialist in individual and organizational creativity, working with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, in North America and Europe, designing events where people in their personal and work incarnations experience radical creativity and living life as a work of art.
In her Second Life incarnation, Hephaistos is an AngelGate artist-resident and workshop leader and collaborator. Her AngelGate sky platform, Mythomorphosis, is designed for restful reflection and conversation. You are welcome any time. There, you may also choose to sleep in the circular Asclepius temple, to dream and be awakened by the dawn light!