November 2 - December 2, 2019
“The Mahavidyas (Great Wisdoms) are a group of ten aspects of the supreme feminine principle (Adi Parashakti) in Hinduism. Especially invoked in Tantric practices, these emanations depict the cosmic cycle of birth, evolution, death, and regeneration. For example, Bhuvaneswari is the fourth concept and is the universe at the apex of its development. ‘The entire Universe is said to be her body and all beings are ornaments of her infinite being.’ (Wikipedia). Her yantra here is imagined as a radiant space of light in fullness with the lotus petals carrying the colors of the rainbow.
Jesse Bransford is a New York-based artist whose work has been exhibited internationally at venues including The Carnegie Museum of Art, the UCLA Hammer Museum, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center and the CCA Wattis Museum, among others. He holds degrees from the New School for Social Research (BA), Parsons School of Design (BFA) and Columbia University (MFA). An associate professor of art at New York University’s Department of Art and Art Professions, Bransford’s work has been involved with belief and the visual systems it creates since the 1990s. Early research into color meaning and cultural syncretism led to the occult traditions in general and the work of John Dee and Henry Cornelius Agrippa specifically. Recent work includes the monograph A Book of Staves: Galdrastafabók, published by Fulgur Press in 2018. Bransford is an editorial member of the Black Mirror Network and is a co-organizer of the biennial Occult Humanities Conference in New York.”
Opening: November 2, 2019 | 6–8 pm
310 East 9th
Houston, 77008 Texas