Saturday, September 15, 2018

TAROT: The Fool's Journey Through Life

By Patricia Frischer

TAROT: The Fool's Journey Through Life
will be showing through Nov 11 at the North Coast Rep Gallery (987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D.Solana Beach 92075). Artwork inspired by the Tarot will feature local artists Talia Ceravolo, Susan Gesell, Gillian Moss, Kellie Rogers, Ramona Szczerba and Patric Stillman. The fool’s journey is a metaphor for the journey through life that is explored in the imagery of the Tarot. The show is open during North Coast Rep performance times or by appointment by contacting House Manager, Holly Gillard. More info: Exhibition space co-ordinator Angela Jackson 858-481-2155

This show was chosen by Angela Jackson from a selection of works from a Tarot show at the Studio Door curated by owner Patric Stillman. The Tarot started as a very upmarket deck of decorative card in Italy in the mid-15th Century. But it was probably not until 18th century that they were associated with the occult. All of the pictures in this exhibition refer to particular cards in the deck. But just like the tarot cards are open to wide interpretation, certainly the images from the Fool's Journey can lead you in many directions.

We are so happy to see this show that started in central San Diego move northward. And showing at the North Coast Rep Gallery will assure this deserving group of artists a large audience over  a 2 month period when they can also see Blithe Spirit and  Holmes and Watson.

Patric Stillman - The Empress
The Empress can represent the creation of life, romance, art, or new business and with Patric Stillman closing the Studio Door, we all know that a new life is in store for this talented man. And the gender change of the Empress and his blindness might represent an unknown direction but one that is both yin and yang. 
Talia Ceravolo - High Priestess
High Priestess is a card of mystery, stillness and passivity. This card suggests that it is time to retreat and reflect upon the situation and trust your inner instincts to guide you through it. Things around you are not what they appear to be right now and who doesn't love a mystery!
Kellie Rogers - La Luna
The Moon, a card of deception, but in this image seems to truly represent the venue, the drama and comedy of the theater. Plays are little deceptions that often intrigue us, entertain us and challenge us.   
Susan Gesell - Lovers
Relationships and choices abound in this composition. This is not just a pair of lovers but combinations that seduce the viewer. 

Gillian Moss - In the Light of the Moon. 
Who doesn't want to howl  at all different times of the lunar cycle.

Ramona Szczerba - The Hanged One
I can't think of a more elegant image to represent ultimate surrender, sacrifice, or being suspended in time. There is no guilt, no shame just acceptance of self.  

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