new york: awaken and free what has been asleep

we can't help but stare at them in disbelief. we're talking artist michael velliquette's meticulously crafted paper sculptures. his new show awaken and free what has been asleep opens fri - apr 1 [6pm-8pm] at dckt contemporary and showcases a series of new works inspired by the occult practice of sigilization. the wall-mounted sculptural works are made from heavyweight paper, both painted and drawn on, and derive from sigils and emanate a ceremonial aesthetic. interestingly there's a drawing series that sheds light on how velliquette developed his personal symbols. location: 237 eldridge street [lower east]. © dckt contemporary / michael velliquette - meat eater [2011] - paper, acrylic, gator board, glue