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Matthew Day Jackson Exhibits Subtly Disturbing New Work at Hauser and Wirth

Matthew Day Jackson Something Ancient
All Photos By Gail

Part Surrealist Biology Lesson, Part Otherworldly Natural History Museum and Part Full On Horror Show, Artist Matthew Day Jackson’s latest exhibit, narratively titled Something Ancient, Something New, Something Stolen, Something Blue is sure to turn a few delicate stomachs as it blows minds and leaves jaws slack during its tenure at the gargantuan Hauser & Wirth space on West 18th Street.

Matthew Day Jackson Something Ancient

Matthew Day Jackson is a modern American frontiersman. His interdisciplinary practice is in an all-consuming campaign to chart the outermost limits of human physical experience and to locate the place just beyond those limits where the sublime might reside.

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Matthew Day Jackson Something Ancient
You Have No Idea How Long I had to Wait for Someone to Move so I Could Get This Shot

Working with a set of signature themes that range from space exploration and war machinery to advanced anatomy, he uses both traditional craft techniques and cutting edge computer mapping to make art that exposes the layered and often dark relationships between technology’s abstractions and the palpable effects of time.

Matthew Day Jackson Something Ancient

This exhibit fills three huge galleries and includes many more unique and thought provoking works of art than what I’ve included here. It’s well worth checking out before it closes in mid-October, and may even inspire ideas for your Halloween costume or party decorations! Recommended especially highly for fans of the Hellraiser film franchise!

Matthew Day Jackson Something Ancient

Matthew Day Jackson Something Ancient

Matthew Day Jackson’s Something Ancient, Something New, Something Stolen, Something Blue will be on Exhibit through October 19th, 2013, at Hauser & Wirth, Located at 511 West 18th Street, NY New York.

Matthew Day Jackson Something Ancient

Matthew Day Jackson Something Ancient Gallery Signage

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Yes, It Exists: Winnie The Pooh Hellraiser Mash Up

Pooh Hellraiser Mash Up
Winnie The Hellbound Pooh (Photo By Gail)

I spotted this drawing on the wall at Sacred Tattoo and was immediately charmed / repulsed by its depiction of the lovable Winnie the Pooh characters morphed into the Cenobites from the Hellraiser film series (based on characters created by the great Clive Barker). Very Clever! I was able to find variations of this drawing on the Internet but couldn’t find an artist’s name, so it f anyone knows who created this please leave it in the comments so I can give him credit.

Hellraiser Winnie The Pooh Tattoo
And…it’s a tattoo as well! (Image Source)

Hellraiser Pinhead Cactus

Pinhead Cactus
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This Pinhead Cactus photo took 5th place in Worth1000.com’s Tree of Life contest. It’s kind of sad to realize that this was 100% Photoshopped, because it would be pretty cool if someone had groomed a real cactus to actually look like this!

Clive Barker’s Midnight Meat Train Arrives on the Big Screen

Midnight Train to Meat Town
Very Scary

While Googling for information on the upcoming Dario Argento film, Giallo (starring Adrian Brody, hot) I happily stumbled on the news that Clive Barker’s totally fucked up short story (that made me afraid to ride the subway at night for about a year after I read it) Midnight Meat Train, has been made into a film. Although I don’t think there is any possible way that the movie could be truly faithful to the story – because people’s heads would explode – hearing that Japanese horror master Ryuhei Kitamura is directing gives me some hope that this film might actually be authentically disturbing and not just another schlock torture porn flick with no substance.

If you’ve read the story (from Barker’s Books of Blood collection – I own a signed copy!) then you know, apart from Barker’s factual inaccuracies in describing the New York City subway system, that the climax is very similar to that of the major headfuck of a film Old Boy. The more I think about that, the more I fear this is going to be spun off as some kind of gorefest detective film (think Seven meets CHUD). And that would be disappointing, but kind of expected, because look what they did to Hellraiser.

Midnight Meat Train (watch for the title to be shortened to Midnight Train) will star Bradley Cooper and has a release date of August 1, 2008. I’m not expecting a wide release.