Death metal icon Tom Gabriel Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer), former guitarist & vocalist for Celtic Frost and founder of the band Triptykon, is also becoming well-known in international art circles for his macabre "death mask" sculpture projects. His acclaimed series entitled "Antecedent Death" will be on display in New York's famous Last Rites gallery beginning Halloween weekend, along with works by the great H.R. Giger (designer of the original Alien) and other renowned surrealists from around the world. Read on for more about the show and see some previews of the creepy creations within...
Last Rites' annual "13th Hour" group exhibit, which showcases the work of dark surrealist artists in a variety of different media, is the gallery's largest and most popular show of the year. According to the promoters, the show promotes "the beauty within the darkness... from gothic elegance to finely crafted grotesquery." This year's event opens on Friday, October 28th, and continues through November 27th. The show will be the third public display of Warrior's sculptures; the first two showings took place in Switzerland earlier this year.
Alongside the works of Warrior and H.R. Giger, "The 13th Hour" will also include art by Shawn Barber, Nick Baxter, Matthew Bone, Paul Booth, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Jason D'aquino, Pedro De Kastro, Fred Harper, Naoto Hattori, Michael Hussar, Joka, Sarah Joncas, Aunia Kahn, Eli Livingston, Michael Mararian, Chris Mars, Annie Owens, Chris Peters, Anthony Pontius, Dan Quintana, Matt Rota, Paul Rumsey, Beau Stanton, David Stoupakis and Jasmine Worth.
For more info, check out Last Rites' official site, where a preview gallery will be posted soon.