Saturday, February 6, 2016

Art Review: ‘Language of the Birds: Occult and Art’ at 80WSE

By Ken Johnson
Paul Laffoley’s “Astrological Ouroboros” (1965), part of “Language of the Birds.” Credit Kent Fine Art, New York
Today, many artists still subscribe to mystical traditions like astrology, ritual magic and kabbalah. Language of the Birds: Occult and Art,” an artistically uneven but intellectually fascinating exhibition at the 80WSE gallery at New York University, presents works by more than 60 Modern and contemporary artists influenced by those practices. 80WSE 80 Washington Square East, Greenwich Village Through Feb. 13, 2016 [link]