Corviid will be hosting a solo show at Radiance Gallery (278 4th Street, Oakland, CA). The art opening on Tuesday, August 2nd is a part of the National Night Out event. Other gallery events will be announced soon.
Click on the image to go to the Facebook event page. (Image is "The Ladder" created as original artwork for the album cover of Palace of Worms' latest eponymous release)
Arcane Light is Corviid's current body of work and covers a wide breadth of styles, mediums, and subjects. Her work is, on the surface, very dark; but the purpose is to emphasize the beauty in unexpected forms. The process of each work is a key that opens a different area of the subconscious, in which she seeks a balance between the different extremes of our nature. The light found therein is not always obvious, it is sometimes arcane.
The Mirabilid (colloquially known as the "WunderKreature") specimen that premiered at the Marvelous Strange art show in San Francisco in March 2016 will be on display. Read more about it and view Corviid's work here:www.deathvine.com
There will be prints for sale, as well as a limited number of the Effigy book.
About the Artist
Corviid (aka Raven Ebner) began working as a self-taught artist in the Bay Area in 2006 immediately after obtaining and virtually abandoning degrees in Philosophy and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Her style is surrealistically macabre; the works contain elements of anatomy, natural history, the macabre, sacred and symbolic geometry, architecture and ornamentation. Each work is given a strong philosophical undertone; through her art, she touches on issues of metaphysics, existentialism, death, mathematical archetypes, duality and dialectical monism (duality as illusion), emotion, and our relationship as humans to other organisms, nature, and the universe. Similarly with a fascination and background in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, her work is influenced by natural forms and scientific illustrative styles throughout history. She works in a wide variety of mediums; tending to move forward into uncharted territory, collecting mediums and techniques as she goes and combining them in novel ways in each new work.
Some of her most recent works will appear in the forthcoming book "Effigy: Of Graven Image and Holy Idol" by Martin Duffy by Three Hands Press.
In addition to fine art, Corviid creates original and unique designs for album covers, tattoos, clothing lines, and stage productions. She has been specializing in unique headdress design and construction, and has a line of jewelry as well as couture costuming for performance artists. She is the director and choreographer of Ego Umbra, which combines her own unique dance fusion with metal music and dark themes. She is a soloist performer, burgeoning makeup artist, dance teacher, and collaborator with many other dance and performance groups in a variety of styles. She is a classically trained musician with a diploma in piano performance, and she also does sculpture, photography and writing. During the summers she teaches illustration, painting and fashion design to kids and has contributed to program-wide curriculum development in these courses. Her hobbies also include sleeping occasionally, though she is thinking of giving that up.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Radiance is an intentional community of men and women living in service, and collaborating with a common purpose to foster our own well-being and that of those around us.
We have restored an historic warehouse building in the Oakland Waterfront Warehouse District, as a home, community center, and resource for service.
Radiance aspires to cultivate life, vitality, and creativity.
Snacks will be served. This is a FREE event.
If you are driving, park on the street, please be sure to respect our neighbors and not block their driveways. Note the street cleaning signs, and if you are leaving your car overnight, be sure to keep it on the side of the street that will not get you a ticket at midnight. As always, do not leave valuables in your car, bring ‘em inside. As with any neighborhood in the world, be mindful of your environment as you walk to and from Radiance and your method of transportation.
If you are bicycling, please lock it up well. For reasons of using the downstairs gallery space we are unable to have bicycles brought inside, sorry. We are working on installing a bike rack in front! In the meantime, you will find plenty of signposts. If you are new to bike riding and security in a city, check this out: bikeeastbay.org/sites/default/files/images/Locking_Techniques_Rear_Triangle.jpg
Walking, take BART to 12th or 19th Street stations and jump on the FREE Broadway Shuttle (until 10 PM) www.meetdowntownoak.com/shuttle.php to Webster and walk the three remaining blocks. OR take BART to Lake Merritt and take the 10 minute walk down Oak to 4th (stay alert if you choose that path). Also, the Oakland Amtrak station is two close and quiet blocks away from us.i