Moon's Milk / Volt Wanders
art by Dolorosa de la Cruz
from Hymns to Unknowability and Devotion
a solo exhibition at the Hansell Gallery at PRS
co-presented with GalleryX
Hymns to Unknowability and Devotion is a presentation of vital and vibrant esoteric art from Dolorosa de la Cruz, who presents a multifaceted view of the sacred and the sublime, in forms both alluring and arresting.
Here the impulse towards the unknown, via the experience of the ecstatic, wields the medium of art and yields the result of ritual as pathways, reaching into and grasping from the seeming void a wealth of wisdom, and bearing witness to the creation of new forms.
Art as divination, intuition as strength, experience as alchemy, and abstraction as a great ocean into which all words are dissolved: Dolorosa's work is above all a devotional practice, a visceral communion with living spirits underscored by its own logic, as the words of Austin Osman Spare have stated, "the Law of sorcery is its own Law", using sympathetic symbols.
Dolorosa de la Cruz is a visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland and curator of The Cabinet of Solar Plexus blog. Her art is an ongoing enquiry into spiritual, magical and esoteric matters, through the female sensibility. Dolorosa’s work has been exhibited in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, Seattle, Cleveland, Portland, Brussels, Poland and Chile. It has also been published in several contemporary occult and art journals and books. In addition to her work as an artist, Dolorosa is active in art education and co-curates with GalleryX.
& charcoal on paper
24 x 32 cm