Painting, Photography, Sound
Arists: Adam One, Billy Davis, Carlos Melgoza, Daniel Harm
Opening Reception Pioneer Square Artwalk
Thursday Oct 5th, 2017 from 5-9pm
Artwork up through Dec 8th 2017
Axis 8’oclock Moment:
Beings of Mystical Trance
~ Presence of Many ~
Fashion & Performance Directed by Daniel Harm
DJ: Jackson Quall 8:05-9pm
Opera: Roxanna Walitzki 7-7:55pm
Band: hERON 5-7pm
Humanity has arrived at a point in time where how we perceive ourselves and our shared reality is critical for the survival of the collective’s future and for the future of the Earth. The immense obstacles that we face during this great transition require us to expand our knowledge of self and of the cosmos much further, and much faster, than we ever imagined possible.
Who we believe we are is reflected within and transmitted outward. We can open ourselves to the lush, invisible realm of infinite potential. Who we believe we are will actively create harmony within ourselves and upon this planet.
We are here to present to you beauty and magic. With harmony as our ballast and imagination our sail, we open our hearts and minds to the willful collective journey of Becoming Beyond.
The Axis Art walk happening for October will be Photographs & Video by Daniel Harm, Paintings by Adam One, Mixed Media photography by Carlos Melgoza & Paintings by Billy Davis. A variety of Musical Acts are scheduled throughout the night including opera By Roxana Walitzki, DJ Jackson Quall and hERON. The Axis 8o'clock moment will be and Mystical Trance Of Many ~ Costumes and performance directed by Daniel Harm.
Adam Joseph One ~ Symprez
Adam One’s work derives from a deep understanding of form and function, and an active interest in the questions of human existence through spiritual evolution. His pieces are born from the subconscious and are extremely chaotic amalgamations of archetypal subjects and stories. Meant to be ever changing and revealing, his pieces beckon one’s mind to question the world around, and to look at everything with a new perspective. Philosophically and Spiritually, Adam finds inspiration in the symbols of Theosophy, Cosmogony, Alchemy, Hermeticism and Gnosticism. It is from this groundwork that he constructs his own view of the cosmos, standing on the shoulders of our past’s greatest minds, projecting knowledge and wisdom into a new future.
Billy Davis is known for his temporary and permanent public murals, located primarily in the Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles areas. Davis's roots are in the Bay Area and Sierra Nevada Mountains; he began painting large murals on glass and walls in the Bay Area during the 1980s, while also earning his BFA in Painting and Design from California College of the Arts. His early personal influences include Anne and Sasha Shulgin, John Weir Perry, Michael McClure, and Edmund Kara.
As a veteran painter, sculptor, and designer, Davis's work avoids traditional realism by abstracting or flattening elements of each painting, and by placing figures in atypical settings that evoke themes of mysticism, mythology, gender, as well as humans' relationships to the natural and spiritual worlds. His initial layers and mark making are abstract; the abstract underpaintings are evident in his completed works, achieving a luminous quality. He lives and works in Seattle.
Carlos Melgoza ~ Anima Nocturna
It is them I want to give a clear voice to, it is for them. They, deep in me; in us. Their voice is sensation, a high peak, a sacred place of understanding. Not the understanding found in logic. No. Knowledge gives way to wisdom in that place. Some call it the Abode of the Stars, Others Nirvana. Others yet; Qutub. Beyond the mask there is transformation. Masking is process, process is All. It is the process of "Ever Becoming", that wisdom illuminates. This light which shines in those high peaks of understanding lights our Path, Revealing myriad realizations. Ordeal and ecstasy revealed to be one and the same. This illumination bestows elegance of being, dynamism & versatility. It dissolves us.
This selfsame light reveals the wisdom of the shadow. All that is necessary, is to turn in its glowing presence to see said shadow is us, our own. To be loved and integrated. There, lives compassion, honor & justice; For only in empathy in the face of darkness can one act wisely, in right force & action.
To re-orient oneself, to rise and fall to the correct level, arriving timely and co-ordinated is a constant process. Unending until the very End. 'Tis the Way to see the ecstasy in the ordeal.
The Heart-Mind guides logic to the peak of understanding and there opens the Way for the sensorium. It is this sensation which transforms knowledge into wisdom. This wisdom, if cultivated, will stay with us forever. And why not... for in that high peak of understanding, we realize we have always been that Wisdom. Give way to the Sensorium in Love, or shatter.
In Daniel Harm’ photo-series, Transmutations, we see the dimension of humanity where our existence becomes dedicated to creating technologies used to communicate with entire eco-systems for regenerative collaboration. Within Nature, within ourselves, we contain solutions.
Daniel Harm’s visually captivating films and photographs explore the potential humanity contains to push the limits of our evolving bodies, our technologies we imagine, and our concepts of reality as a way to merge the mystical boundaries of our inter-connected identities in order to shift our relationship between Mother Nature and our collective actions towards collaborative regeneration.