The Cactus Diaries

 

The Cactus Diaries

April 11th - April 25th

The Storefront Project

70 Orchard St, New York City


Set up of the photos taken by artist Justin Aversano in NYC gallery The Storefront Project

“The Cactus Diaries” is Justin Aversano’s exploration into the Andean ceremonial culture of the healing properties of Huachuma between 2016 - 2018. The cactus is legend to be a heart-opening tool, used in sacred ceremonies with shamans, to connect deeper with oneself, nature, people, and all living things.

The medicine is an emotional psychedelic known as mescaline, although its major usage in this traditional culture is for healing the soul and enrichen one’s path through understanding, acceptance, and forgiveness. The mystic powers that the plant holds is older than we may know.

This series expresses that there is a dynamic parallel, between science, spirit, and alchemy, when photographing & printing shamanic experiences; by using alternative photography as a tool to express the psychedelic and spirituality of the mystical plant medicine.

Librus Gathering: The 6th Floor

 

The 6th Floor

March 21st - April 1st, 2019.

Contra Galleries

122 West 26th St. 6th Floor, New York City


Satellite Space of Contra Galleries


Installation photographs of framed pieces exhibited in Librus Gathering: The 6th Floor

Justin's Installation for Librus Gathering: The 6th Floor

Green and Pink Elephants

20 in. x 24 in. Silkscreen and Pastel on Elephant Dung Paper

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Matt and Colin on Mexican Hat, 2016.

8 in. x 8 in. - Black Frame

Elephant Portrait

16 in. x 24 in. Silkscreen on Elephant Dung Paper - Wood Frame

Jai Ganesha!

(9) 20 in x 20 in Cyanotypes and Silkscreen on Elephant Dung Paper - Wood Frame

Call of the Wild

20 in. x 20 in. - Black Frame


Exhibition Installation at Contra Galleries

Satellite Space of Contra Galleries


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Librus Gathering: The Soup

 

The Soup

March 15th - March 23rd, 2018.

THE STOREFRONT PROJECT

70 ORCHARD ST. NEW YORK CITY


Main Hall of The Storefront Project


Installation photographs of framed pieces exhibited in Librus Gathering: The Soup

Justin's Installation for Librus Gathering: The Soup

Justin's Installation for Librus Gathering: The Soup

Red Rose on Checkered Floor

6 in. x 6 in. - White Frame

Polaroid Fortunes of 2018

(6) 6 in. x 6 in. - White Frames

One Step Ahead

16 in. x 20 in. - Black Frame

In God We Trust

8 in. x 16 in. - Black Frame

The Window of Light

16 in. x 16 in. - Black & Gold Frame


Exhibition Installation at The Storefront Project 

Main Hall of The Storefront Project