November 22nd to December 6th, 2014Lucas Ruggieri is an illustrator and fine artist born and raised in Brooklyn. Later relocating to Savannah, Georgia he graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2012. His work draws it's technique from antquitade printmaking, pen, and ink drawings Albrecht Durer and Gustave DorÚ while simutaniously taking on fantastic and pictoral narratives. Ruggeri's labyrinthine illustrations defy spatial and proportional conventions; depictions of anthropomorphic creatures and cadaverous figures are amongst the many inhabitants of his behemothic yet contemplative landscapes. Ruggeri has been featured in Juxtapoz, has had exhibitions across the United States, as well as Europe, Africa, and Australia. Simutaniously he also does covers and art for bands such as Kylesa, Cough, and Black Tusk.
Heavy mythological influences have inspired the name of the show, Apocrypha. Defined as "statements or claims that are of dubious authenticity," the word's origin is the Medieval Latin adjective apocryphus, meaning "secret, or non-canonical." You can follow and see more of Ruggreri's work on his website as well as his Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Opening Event Saturday November 22nd
7 to 11pm