“The darkness can be mesmerizing, scary, romantic and humorous. Through my photography I am able to express my passion by capturing the world of horror, humour and erotica through the eye of my camera.”
This passage is taken from the mission statement of Vancouver’s Anaethema Photography, the brainchild of sisters, Danielle Anathema and Christine Lyon. At turns dark, visceral and erotic, Anethema’s work straddles the fine line between haunting beauty and visceral shock. Rue Morgue’s Ron McKenzie had the opportunity to talk to both Danielle and Christine about their work, including their very first venture into film, A GIFT FOR AMELIA .
The Guillermo del Toro “Fright Nights” silkscreened posters, created by Rue Morgue’s illustrious art department of Ghoulish Gary Pullin and Justin Erickson, are now available to collectors in extremely limited quantities! The standard gold version of the 12×36” poster (limited to 100) is now on sale for $40 and the silver alternate edition (limited to just 30) is on sale for $65. Both renditions are printed with metallic inks on acid-free, heavy art stock, signed by both artists, and numbered. Gets yours before they’re gone from either Phantom City Creative or GhoulishGary.com!
The Rue Morgue art team invades this year’s October Shadows art show, which takes place this Sunday, October 2nd, in L.A. at the Mountain View Mausoleum (yes, where they filmed Phantasm). This is their fourth year, and it’s sure to be the best. No word yet on a collected art book but we’ll keep you posted. Drew Struzan, Rick Baker, Gris Grimly, Eric Pigors, Bruce Spaulding Fuller are just some of the artists displaying their Halloween inspired goods.
Once in a while I’ll get an email from Jason with his latest monstrous miniatures. I’ve been saving a few so I could share these typically astounding new pieces. Rue readers will have seen
Jason’s work in our Nightmare Gallery special art feature (RM#100) and our artful tribute to Vincent Price’s 100th anniversary in RM#111.
A selection of the best underground artists from Toronto are uniting for this exciting art show commemorating the 34th anniversary of the death of the King: Elvis Aaron Presley.
All have been given the same canvas to work from – a vintage Elvis bust – and each of them has been asked to present their take on Elvis’ last days.
Dark artist Chet Zar (RM#100 Nightmare Gallery contributor) will have an opening reception for his Faces of Death exhibit to unveil new paintings of his otherworldly monsters at Paul Booth’s Last Rites art gallery, with an opening reception to be held July 22 at 7pm. Renowned painter Craig LaRontonda will also be in attendance for his Eternal Consequences series. The show runs until August 19th. I highly recommend anyone remotely close to the NY area check out the haunting artwork that will be on display and Booth’s equally beautiful gallery space. Read more to view the full announcement card for the event