The Devils Reign
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Church of Satan High Priest Curates Art Show, Book Release and Special Craft Beer at HOWL Gallery, Fort Myers, FL
Top Tattooers & Illustrators featured in an exhibit and book release curated by High Priest of the Church of Satan, Peter H. Gilmore.
Bury Me Brewing (Fort Myers) has created a custom brewed Peter H Gilmore craft beer for The Devils Reign art reception.
The Devils Reign
An Exhibition Curated by Peter H Gilmore, High Priest, Church of Satan
December 5th 2015 - January 30th, 2016
HOWL Gallery/Tattoo Fort Myers, FL
Opening Reception and Book Release Party December 5th, 2015 (7-11pm)
Fort Myers, FL - September 3, 2015
- Church of Satan High Priest, Magus Peter H Gilmore, has curated an art exhibition and accompanying book to both debut December 5th in Fort Myers, Florida. HOWL Gallery/Tattoo will host The Devils Reign
, a two month art show featuring many of the world's best known tattoo artists, as well as illustrators, photographers, painters and sculptors. The show also includes work by members of the Church of Satan's hierarchy. Over 60 artists were selected by Magus Gilmore for the exhibition that runs from December 5th until January 30th, 2016 at HOWL Gallery in Fort Myers, FL. The limited-edition hardcover exhibition book will be available during the opening reception and afterwards.
In addition to the art show and book release, new Fort Myers brewery, Bury Me Brewing, has created a special Peter H Gilmore craft beer for the event. The brew was created under the guidance of High Priest Gilmore and will be available by the glass during the opening reception and at Bury Me Brewing, who recently opened at the front of the Miracle Plaza near HOWL.
The Devils Reign features images depicting devils and dark gods from current and past cultures, as well as monstrous characters inspired by HP Lovecraft's Cthulu mythos. The Satanic Bible, first published in 1969 and written by Church of Satan founder Anton Szandor LaVey, was used as inspiration for the exhibit. Artists referenced LaVey’s roster called The Infernal Names which features a list of more than 50 devilish deities compiled from world mythology, including Satan, Lilith, the Greek fertility god Pan, Dracula, Loki, and even Hindu divinities Shiva and Kali. This is the first show and published art book of its kind associated directly with the Church of Satan.
Notable artists in the exhibit include rock poster icon Derek Hess, whose work is included in the collection of The Louvre Museum in Paris and The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Modern day tattoo legends Tim Lehi, Jef Whitehead, Derek Noble, Dusty Neal, Curt Baer, Uncle Allan, and Timothy Hoyer all accepted invitations to participate. Well known heavy metal album illustrators such as Seldon Hunt, Shaun Beaudry, Palehorse, and Florian Bertmer also contributed artwork. Stylistically, the works range from the gothic and grotesque to art influenced by Japanese and traditional tattooing styles. A complete list of artists is available below and on the gallery's website.
The Devils Reign hardcover book features art from the exhibition as well as additional pieces not displayed in the gallery. The book was being produced and designed by gallery co-owner and accomplished tattoo artist Andy Howl and published in association with the Church of Satan. This limited edition features a two-color metallic cover and the more than 90 full-color pages. Retail price of the book is $60. Copies will be available at the opening reception.Half of the books printed have already been pre-sold to buyers around the world via the HOWL website. www.howlgallery.com
From Gilmore’s introduction: "For The Devils Reign, our artists work in many styles to evoke the fantastic and demonic. Their renditions of the dread names from Anton LaVey’s The Satanic Bible serve as keys to unleash oft-hidden aspects of the human psyche. As he said himself, “There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exorcised!.” Devilish art may mock authority, frighten the gullible, and embody complex emotions. Here you’ll find gateways for self-reflection, for opening one’s mind to unique perspectives."
Curator Gilmore has also noted that, "For the first time, the legendary denizens of Hell as denoted in LaVey’s The Satanic Bible are evoked in brilliant, blasphemous detail for you to savor."
Complete list of artists in the exhibition:
AW Storm Anderson
Adam P Campbell
David Sinclair Smith
Dylan Garrett Smith
Jett Vincent Bailey
Michaelanthony Alton Mitchell
nico TDM LEGRAND
Shayne of the Dead
William J Butler
Exhibition on Display: December 5th, 2015 - January 30th, 2016
Opening Reception & Book Release: December 5th 7-11pm (18+ Only)
Gallery Hours: 11am-8pm M-Th 12-10pm Fr-Sat
Address: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo - 4160 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Restrictions : 18+ ONLY
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Devil Mask by Christopher Lee
Jason Leach (L) Robert Lang (R)
Pooch (L) Francisco D (R)
Zac Scheinbaum (L) Dusty Neal (R)
Samantha Roman (l) Tony Karnes (r)
Derek Noble (L) Curt Baer (right)
Cthulhu Hot Dog Vendor - Jett Bailey
Cthulhu Hot Dog Vendor - Jett Bailey
Alex Snelgrove (L) David Wallace (R)
Zac Scheibaum (L) Dusty Neal (R)
Painting by Herb Auerbach
Sculpture by Thomas Thorn