‘Song of the Sirens’ opens this Saturday at Last Rites in NYC

Allison Sommers 'The Grove' - 11 x 14" - gouache on illustration board

‘Song of the Sirens’ opens this Saturday at Last Rites Gallery in NYC

Featuring Thinkspace family members Dan-ah Kim, Allison Sommers (image above), Catherine Brooks, and Imminent Disaster along with Amy Crehore, Yoko D’Holbachie, Leslie Ditto, Danni Shinya Luo, Angie Mason, Tara McPherson, Miso, Niagara, Lisa Petrucci, Lilly Piri, Mijn Schatje, Pink Smith, and more!

Allison’s new piece above is just beautifully disturbing. It’s somewhat based on the ‘Grove of the Suicides’ from Inferno by Dant. The related text is below…

Then stretched I forth my hand a little forward,
And plucked a branchlet off from a great thorn;
And the trunk cried, “Why dost thou mangle me?”
After it had become embrowned with blood,
It recommenced its cry: “Why dost thou rend me?
Hast thou no spirit of pity whatsoever?
Men once we were, and now are changed to trees;
Indeed, thy hand should be more pitiful,
Even if the souls of serpents we had been.”
– Dante, Inferno, Canto XIII

Check out a recent interview with Allison here:
www.indigits.net/2011/03/allison-sommers/

‘Song Of The Sirens’

Opening Reception: Sat, March 12th 7PM-Midnight

Last Rites Gallery
511 W. 33rd Street, 3rd Floor in NYC
www.lastritesgallery.com

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