The original angels were battle tested, busted he-men and women that fought tirelessly against hell and its demons. Their wings were scarred and their faces far from the clean-cut sissified versions embedded in stained glass windows and bible etchings. Angels were veterans, complete with rank, file, and all the side-effects that come along with watching your brothers and sisters die beside you in war. Angels were imperfect things with wings that fought on behalf of God.
at the Ebell of Los Angeles (April 5 - 27) by Daniel Rolnik
The faded black and white photograph [below] of people sitting in a Minnesota prairie has a lot to do with the story of an art show taking place 156 years after it was taken. The photo was shot by a college dropout named Adrian John Ebell. A young man that had come to Minnesota to document Native Americans for the purposes of their exploitation. See, Ebell was a travelling showman that needed more content for his magic lantern act. An act, which was essentially a slide show performance accompanied by live music and sound effects. [Read more…]