The Archaic Revival is a group exhibition inspired by Terence McKenna’s book of the same name that explores the collective subconscious of contemporary art through “allegorical code, sacred plant knowledge, magic and an untethered glossolalia.”

31 established and emerging artists and performers will delve into mysticism, alchemy, fetishistic processes, prophecy and humor to present the possibility of “a greater affinity for our own genesis.” Curated by LA artist Dani Tull, the exhibition opens in Los Angeles Saturday January 29th at the artist-run gallery Las Cienegas Projects and runs until Febraury 26. There will also be musical performances and ceremonial happenings throughout the show’s run:

Saturday Jan 29- "Mujical" performance by featherbeard during opening reception
Friday Feb 4, 7:30 pm- Oracle readings by Maja D'aoust and "Spectral Psychography" by Christian Cummings and Michael Decker
Sunday Feb 13, 1:00 pm- Ceremonial Earth Acupuncture Dream Journey by Urban Shaman Eric Baumgartner
TBA- The Entrance Band

Featured artists: Chromium Dumb Belle, Alison Blickle, Tracy Conti & Stephen Mccarty, Liz Craft, Sarah Cromarty, Michael Decker, Francesca Gabbiani, Wendell Gladstone, Pearl C. Hsiung, Charles Irvin, Pentti Monkkonen, Sandeep Mukherjee, Alia Penner, Brian Randolph, Ewoud Van Rijn, Eddie Ruscha, Amy Sarkisian, Allison Schulnik, Anna Sew Hoy, Mindy Shapero, Jim Shaw, Laurie Steelink, Thaddeus Strode, Marnie Weber, Owleyes"James"Weigel, Landon Wiggs.


Image: "Quartz Goddess" by Owleyes. Used with permission of the artist.