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SEASON OF THE WITCH

GALLERY SHOW

OCT 3 - NOV 7

To purchase any of the art

below please email info@sanctuarypittsburgh.com

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Present Tense

Christina Kingerski

Graphite and Charcoal Drawing

 

My work explores the contrary emotions that often arise during phases of personal transition. The interplay of fear, hope, grief, and resilience is often examined in the work. Gestural marks alongside methodical linework highlights the tension between these disparate feelings. An overall gentle hand reinforces the precarious experience of negotiating these liminal spaces. Christina Kingerski is a visual artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. After completing her M.F.A. and spending nearly a decade working as an instructional designer and academic administrator at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Christina has transitioned to a private studio practice. Her current body of work explores the duality of emotions using traditional fiber art techniques and processes.

 

Not For Sale

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Edgar Allan Poe

Angela Paterchak

 

Collage

 

 

This work expresses the feelings within the boundaries of life and death.

 

$125

   

IG: @ amp_space

FB: Angela Marie Paterchak

 

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HocusPocus

RachelToxic

Acrylic and Adhesive Vinyl Collage on Skateboard

 

 

RachelToxic features acrylic, vinyl, and collage in work meant to evoke emotion and encourage self-empowerment. Acknowledging the depth of both vulnerability and nostalgia, Toxic uses diverse materials and abstract compositions to create art that puts the familiar into a new perspective.

 

SOLD

   

IG: @racheltoxic

FB: @racheltoxicartandapparel

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What You Desire

Hannah Swoish

 

Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

There is so much beauty in being an empath. Holding space for others while listening and sharing the feelings they are experiencing is a very special trait to have. However, holding onto someone else’s energy can be very draining on one’s own energy - often leaving empaths feeling empty. In “What You Desire,” I wanted to depict this beauty while also bringing to light the importance of taking time for yourself. Recharge. And most importantly, do not feel guilty for doing what is best for you.

 

$80

   

IG: @michel.han.gelo

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Seven

Zia Mancuso

Acrylic and Watercolor on Canvas

 

A checkered pattern symbolizes the essence of duality that exists in the invisible space around us. Polarities, like black and white, pull us, creating consciousness. Dark and light, male and female divinity, negative and positive forces... nothing can exist without its opposite.  Along our subtle bodies, called sukshma sarira, exist seven energy points, moving like wheels to their own rhythm. Seven chakras line up along our non-physical bodies, each distinct in their color and their energy. Sometimes out of balance, and sometimes spinning rapidly, but always somewhere in the emptiness surrounding each one of us. So, in essence, this painting is a symbol of you, of myself, of the person beside you, and the persons you have yet to meet.

 

$333

   

IG: @ziamancuso

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Crown of Thorns

Cheyenne Cameron

 

Oil on Canvas

 

 

This painting was a part of a religious series I created. I’ve always been drawn to dark, religious imagery and the emotion it conveys.

 

SOLD

   

IG: @twerkforchrist

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dans la gueule du renard (in the maw of the fox)

Nicholas DeLeone

 

Steel, Rabbit Skull, and Lexan

 

 

Found objects are incredibly important to my work. Nearly all of the materials I use are found, reused, or repurposed. The animal parts I use are always ethically sourced, whether collected from nature or donated to me. It is imperative to me that through my work, I am paying homage to the natural world while minimizing the impact I have on it personally.

 

$5000

   

IG: @nick_deleone

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Reemergence – Breaking the Mesh

Cristina Blanco Sio-Lopez

 

Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

Women's creative voices are re-emerging strongly in a ductile context of change. Their empowering character breaks the mesh of rigid frameworks that attempted to govern unfolding directions. At this time, we would like to open an invitation to join a nascent, liberating song, full of potential…It is, indeed, an invitation to embrace this unlikely threshold that we might shift from challenging to exponential.

 

$250    

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Hanging Garden (to Sara)

Elizabeth Murray Finkelstein

 

Assemblage with Antique Frame, Hand-Gilding, Silk Flowers, and Burlap

 

 

Elizabeth Murray Finkelstein works between art business and art making. As a visual artist, she is motivated by transformation, mysticism, and the fundamental geometries of the Universe.

 

$350    

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Watery Abyss 

Jay Pittenger

 

Photograph

 

 

$150 Signed  Photograph   

   

jpittengerphoto@gmail.com

IG: @jay.pittenger @jay.pittenger2

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Racoon Skull

Jay Pittenger

Photograph

 

 

$150 Signed  Photograph   

   

jpittengerphoto@gmail.com

IG: @jay.pittenger @jay.pittenger2

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Body Language

Hannah Swoish

 

Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

Portraits have always intrigued me. My goal as an artist is to capture the emotion of both the subject depicted and that of the viewer. I believe body language is a dead giveaway to the emotions someone is experiencing. In this piece, I utilized the subject’s hands to portray an emotion. However, as the viewer, it is up to you to decide what kind of emotion you feel when looking at this portrait.

 

SOLD

 

IG: @michel.han.gelo

 

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The Witch Wall

Envisioned by

Susie Humphrey

Built by Jay Pittenger

Introduction to the Witch Wall.

If you visit Sanctuary in person, leave a token for blessings and prosperty.

Honor the Witch Wall.

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Billy

Johanna Sima

Micron Pen on Paper

 

 

I'm a local Pittsburgh artist who specializes in fine line drawings, plants and florals.

 

$35

 

  

IG: @josi_unadorned

FB: @johanna.sima.9

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Posthumous Stress Disorder

Chris Bigos

Acrylic on Canvas

Chris Bigos is a blue-collar meat cutter and Pittsburgh native raising two creatively fueled sons. Chris is a self-taught artist and musician with no formal training. “Posthumous Stress Disorder” as a concept piece hopefully invokes many questions but possibly one at the forefront. Does human psychology, anxiety, or soul of this form in this symbiotic dimension, transfer to the next realm? 

 

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SOLD

  

 

IG: @_c.deadpanbigos_

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Sugar Quartz Suspension

Aiden Flame

 

Mixed Media

 

 

I’ve been practicing Shabari, traditional Japanese rope bondage, for six years and creating artwork for two years. I tie picture frames with the knots and patterns used to tie the human body. Then I decorate them with ethically sourced bones, crystals, and flowers that I’ve dried. All of the frames are customized by either burning or repainting. Aside from making the frames, I work with local photographers and offer Shibari-based photo shoots and do live performance art by either tying myself or a model.

 

$125

  

IG: @aidensinflame

www.goddessaiden.com

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More Weight

Aly Mitchell

 

Collage and Graphite on Paper

 

 

“More Weight” reflects the feeling of being blind, stuck and heavy. Trapped in her mason jar, she cannot move. An unidentifiable set of arms has placed a heavy head, that is not her own, upon her shoulders and now she’s starting to feel the weight. Inspired by the feeling of existence

$120

 

IG: @alymitchellart

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Goldspell

Aly Mitchell

Graphite and Gold Leaf on Paper

 

“Goldspell” features a seductive witch that seeps gold dust from her fingertips. Inspired by lingerie and body movement, I created a strong lady to fit perfectly in this antique frame. She hovers effortlessly waiting to cast a spell on you.

 

$130

 

IG: @alymitchellart

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Red Woman

Chris Devine

Mixed Media on 300lb Watercolor Paper

Look into the void, not with your eyes but with your heart, and find comfort and protection in the endless possibilities.

 

$400

   

IG: @cdevine_art

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Here’s to the Future

Allison Attisano

 

Watercolor Pencil on Paper

 

The past year has been weird, transformational, paradigm shifting, and dark. So here’s a small reminder to embrace impermanence and that the world is currently in a state of transformation for a better future. 

SOLD     

 

IG: n00dle10

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Hecate

Allison Attisano

 

Watercolor Pencil on Paper

Hecate is the Greek goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts, and necromancy. Also known as the “Queen of the Witches,” she’s associated with the crossroads, the cycle of life and death, regeneration and knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants. She’s the fierce voice that whispers we can choose to stand in our power. She is the eternal wild woman. I’ve always been deeply drawn to and inspired by this goddess. 

“We are the wild woman who broke free of the chains using her own cleverness and cunning. This is the spirit of Hecate, the ancient keeper of keys and breaker of chains. We are wild in that we resist and persist against those who would keep us bound. This is the remembering of what our soul has always known; that through the reclaiming of the keys of our wild, intuitive and wise selves can we find true freedom.”

 

SOLD

  

IG: n00dle10

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Intuition

Rachel Simmons

 

Acrylic on Canvas

 

Rachel Simmons is a Pittsburgh based artist currently focused on painting and drawing. Recent content touches on deepening one’s relation with self, visualization of lessons in spiritual growth, and the juxtaposition of human/animal.

Intuition is one of the most mysterious and universal qualities of spirit, and central to many different magical practices. Felines are masters of fine-tuned senses, both of this physical world, and of energetic forces beyond the conventionally observable.

 

$500

 

IG: @rachelmorgansimmons

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Mask On Mask Off

Jeff Bertrand

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

 

 

Jeff Bertrand isn’t your normal artist, he makes dark art seem warm and happy. His work messes with your mind and your emotions. You don’t know whether to love it or hate it. His characters don’t seem to live in a Mayberry kinda town. They live in a post-war industrial revolution setting where cartoons are the new reality and disease and plague are rampant.

 

$200 Each Painting

   

IG: @jeff_bertrand

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Sad Witch Missing Halloween Town

Jeff Bertrand

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

 

 

Jeff Bertrand isn’t your normal artist, he makes dark art seem warm and happy. His work messes with your mind and your emotions. You don’t know whether to love it or hate it. His characters don’t seem to live in a Mayberry kinda town. They live in a post-war industrial revolution setting where cartoons are the new reality and disease and plague are rampant.

 

$200 Each Painting

   

IG: @jeff_bertrand

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Losing Insight

Rigel Richardson

 

Acrylic on Canvas

Rigel Richardson draws heavily from the visual vocabulary of the natural and built environments of her youth in California and life in Pittsburgh. Inspirations include the bright colors of both cityscapes and ocean creatures, which cause optical flicker and confusion; patterns like scales and fur from creatures who shy away from human interaction, or the decaying surface details of manmade forms; and the traditions and artforms of her Mexican heritage. Like Alejibres (those brightly painted Oaxacan wood carvings) or Dia De Los Muertos, bright saturated colors are optically light and emotionally inviting, but often adorn and frame more heavy emotional aspects of the colorful celebrations.

 

$1300

   

IG: @rigelfish

www.rigel.work

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