Twin Flames

 
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Twin Flames

May 18th - May 31st, 2019

Superchief Gallery NY

1628 Jefferson Avenue, Queens.



Installation photographs of framed works exhibited in Twin Flames

Main Hall Part 1 of Superchief Gallery NY.

Main Hall Part 2 of Superchief Gallery NY.

Main Hall Part 2 of Superchief Gallery NY.

Enlarged pieces on the Center Wall Part 1 of Superchief Gallery NY.

Enlarged pieces on the Center Wall Part 2 of Superchief Gallery NY.

Polaroid Collection on the Center Wall of Superchief Gallery NY.

C-print Collection and Book Installation on the Back Wall of Superchief Gallery NY.

Wide view of C-print Collection and Book Installation on the Back Wall of Superchief Gallery NY.

Wide view of C-print Collection and Book Installation on the Back Wall of Superchief Gallery NY.


Full House at the Opening Reception.



For “Twin Flames” I photographed 100 sets of twins, aiming to create body of work focused on the existence of multiple births and the phenomena of twindom through an immersive portrait survey. Twins and multiple siblings provide a lens on the magic and causality of biology. In our everyday society, twins, triplets et al. have an assigned position within all current and historical cultures—a shared tulpa of genetics, fate and timing. Twindom has a deep root in shared storytelling, its visuals conjure metatextual manifestations across the astrological, the mythological, the academic and the popular, stringing together tangents of the everyday and simultaneously karmic. By using three formats of film Polaroid, 120mm, and 4x5 by focusing on the simple idea of seeking an “intentional phenomenology” by direct image making, I can facilitate a broad and reflexive photographic engagement that is about these unique individuals and their presence in our collective nature.

The Cactus Diaries

 

The Cactus Diaries

April 11th - April 25th

The Storefront Project

70 Orchard St, New York City


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Exhibition Installation at The Storefront Project 

Main Hall Part 1 of The Storefront Project.

Main Hall Part 2 of 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.


The Storefront Project hosting Justin Aversano's, The Cactus Diaries. Panel Discussion with Sarah, Hamilton, and Maxi.

Full House at the Opening Reception.

Full House at the Opening Reception.

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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