Alchemy embraces a number of disciplines and has been portrayed as among the most enigmatic pursuit by historians and alchemists alike. In this special exhibition curated by Ouroboros Press director William Kiesel, viewers will be treated to the open secrets of the apparatus and emblems utilized in alchemical practice and art. The exhibition is in conjunction with CAUDA PAVONIS: An Alchemical Colloquium featuring three days of presentations and discussions on alchemical traditions, practices and legends. The Exhibition will be on view through the month of September.
An Alchemical Colloquium featuring 2 days of presentations
and talks on Alchemy and the Royal Art.
September 23 - 24
An outgrowth of the Mortlake & Company exhibition ALCHEMICAL THEATRE, the CAUDA PAVONIS COLLOQUIUM features two days of presentations on the history, practice and art of alchemy.
In alchemical parlance Cauda Pavonis is the peacock's tail, representing the rapidly shifting colors which appear during the announcement of the completion of the Philosopher's Stone, the legendary goal of the Hermetic Philosophers. The colloquium will be divided up into the three general stages of the alchemical opus represented by the three colors Black, White and Red. In addition to the individual presentations, the guest speakers will come together in an open discussion about these three important colors of the Royal Art.
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Peregrinations of Paracelsus: A Hermetic Travelogue – Joseph Uccello
Engaging with the Imaginal - Alchemy in the Work of Jung & Hillman -Jonah Dempcy
Alchemy and the Timing of Things – Brian Cotnoir
Alchemical Adventures of John Dee and Edward Kelley – William Kiesel
Prologue to any future Alchemixology - Dylan Kehde Roelofs
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An Exhibition of Contemporary Witchcraft Imagery
Opening Reception October 5 - 6pm - 9pm
Witch-Ikon: An Exhibition of Contemporary Witchcraft Imagery, a special exhibition at Mortlake & Company Gallery, Seattle, throughout the month of October. Exhibited artists will include Benjamin Vierling, K. Lenore Siner, David Herrerías, Dolorosa de la Cruz, Rory MacLean, Santiago Caruso, Marzena Ablewska-Lech and Timo Ketola, among others. Throughout the month of the exhibition, various guest lectures will be presented on aspects of the witch in art. Additional exhibition-only publications will be available for purchase at the gallery, as will prints from Three Hands Press.
Witch-Ikon: Witchcraft in Art and Artifact