Invocation of Almost: The Art of David Tibet
March 9 – May 25, 2019
Opening Reception and Curator's Talk: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Curator's Talk: 4 pm (VA-A113); Opening Reception : 5 - 8 pm
Curator: Jacqueline Bunge
The Worshipping of the Mirror Emperor, 2017
White ink and colored pencil on black paper
12 x 12 inches
About the Exhibition
Invocation of Almost will showcase a large selection of David Tibet's past, present, and future paintings and drawings, which Channel his Cartoon Imaginings of Apocalypses, Hallucinatory Scribble Myths, and Sidereal Dream PickNicks. There will also be many new sculptures and installation pieces - all previously unseen works - which have been recently shown to Tibet as Dreams from the Wooden Child. Some of these unique artworks include, or have been inspired by, Coptic and Akkadian texts, languages that Tibet has studied for many years.
Also on display will be original hand-written lyrics by Tibet, as well as ephemera from Tibet's ParaMusical group, Current 93. An entirely new musical composition has been created by Current 93, as Red House as Red Barn, especially for The CSUF Begovich Gallery. In addition, this exhibition will flicker AlephFilms by the video artist Davide Pepe, David Tibet's long-term collaborator and the FilmSaint for C93.
An extensive full-color exhibition catalogue will be produced in Lunar Conjunction with this exhibition with texts and essays on David and his work by: Anohni, Nick Blinko, Henry Boxer, Jacqueline Bunge, Nick Cave, Shirley Collins, Michel Faber, Gef!, Norbert Kox, Thomas Ligotti, Hugo Lundhaug, Seth Sanders, David Tibet, Ola Wikander, Martin Worthington, and Daniel Wojcik.