YOU WILL DIE Gallery Show and Beer Collaboration

Posted by Justin Bartlett


November 14th, 2019 - February 14th, 2020


Jacob Bannon, Dan Seagrave, Mark Riddick, Justin Bartlett (VBERKVLT), Arik Roper, Tomek Radziewicz, Noelia Towers, Eliran Kantor

In “You Will Die,” Public Works shows a collections of paintings, illustrations, and mixed media pieces by iconic extreme metal artists including Dan Seagrave, Justin Bartlett, Jacob Bannon, and Noelia Towers. Together, their work explores the intersections between life and death, reality and illusion, and the spiritual shift between existence and non-existence.

In addition to the show, there will be an artist talk and panel Q&A with Dan Seagrave and Justin Bartlett (VBERKVLT) on November 23rd at the gallery.

If that isn't enough to get you out to the gallery, the organizers also collaborated with MARZ BREWERY on a Nordic Style Double IPA!

And if you're around on December 4th, I'll be doing a pop-up artist signing at Bucket O’Blood Records and Books!

Known for its admiration for the dark and macabre, extreme metal is an acute reaction to—and subsequent subversion of—established social, cultural, economic, and religious structures. On the surface, the genre may merely explore various facets of human terror. However, beneath the layers of distortion, strife, and drama are much deeper meanings. Death metal artists have spent decades building out imaginative worlds and mythologies that question the meaning of life through themes such as politics, gender, classism, science fiction, and philosophy.

The exhibit, You Will Die, is a reflection on the finiteness of life itself. In the face of our own desperate mortality, what does it mean to be alive?

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