Local Artist Interviews Interview with Roger Williamson prior to the Chimera Opening at SSCA. Born in Loughborough, UK, in 1947, Roger Williamson has been inspired from an early age by the French Symbolist painters of late nineteenth century France, especially Gustave Moreau, Jean Delville and Fernand Knopff. A surge of interest in mysticism, the occult and magick was expressed by these artists of the Fin de siècle: the works of Jean Delville in particular helped shape Williamson’s own approach to metaphysical figurative work. These artistic influences, in conjunction with his own esoteric upbringing and practical experiences of magick, mythology and […]
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Roger Williamson art events including openings, solo shows, group shows.
Chimera Update: New Paintings The Chimera exhibition features several new paintings, including the triptych “Fall, Paradise Is For Those Who Do What They Are Told”, a work composed of three 8 foot by 4 foot oil on wood panels. The paintings explore the concept of the “Fall” from three perspectives, Gnosticism, Greek mythology and Shamanism. It interprets and reveals the occult message of the “Fall” concept as a communication of opportunity and self-empowerment to those who can see beyond appearances, as opposed to the traditional view of eternal pain and damnation for not doing what you are told to do by others. On […]
Judgment Major Arcana Tarot Card For Judgment I have used the climax of the Cain and Abel story as the image for my interpretation because it illustrates the moment of taking an irreversible step by an action made or a word spoken that can never be taken back. The card reminds us that we need to think before we act or speak. Modern commentators typically assume Cain’s motive was jealousy due to God rejecting his offering, while accepting Abel’s. Some ancient exegetes suggest something even more sinister lay behind the killing. They suggest the motive involved a desire for the most […]
Ishtar, Istar at Stevens Square Center for the Arts Goddess Ishtar, Istar oil painting is on display at Stevens Square Center for the Arts as part of a group show. Opening reception Saturday January 5th, 2013, 7:00pm, refreshments, admission free The Bedtime Story Show at Stevens Square Center for the Arts This group show includes my painting of She: The Flowering of Ishtar and Io Tells Her Story. The show features the works of over 20 artists and runs through January 2013. Hope to see you there.
Tarot Temperance is no longer showing at The Purple Onion Cafe located at 1301 University Ave SE Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414 See First Thursday Temperance and several other original paintings used for Tarot of the Morning Star are on show at the Onion.
Spirits Talk Art Opening Roger Williamson Spirits Talk art opening, raffle ticket pick up Be sure to pick up your Free Raffle Ticket when you arrive for a chance to win framed prints. So This is How the Spirits Talk An Exhibition of original paintings and prints by Roger Williamson set to the live music of Comets Ov Cupid. Opening reception Saturday November 3rd at 7:30 pm The Tea Gardan 1692 Grand Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55105
Event Opening, So This is How the Spirits Talk Alien interface through the language of sound and vision Roger Williamson art show opening set to the live music Comets Ov Cupid Event opening reception Saturday November 3rd starting at 7:30 pm, The Tea Garden, 1692 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, (651) 690-3495 Be sure to pick up your Raffle Ticket when you arrive for a chance to win framed prints.