California-based artist and film-maker Mollie Kellogg returns home for a solo exhibit of her award-winning Incognito Witch Project: Celebrating Hidden Magick, for Third Friday, May 15 and First Friday during the Grand Avenue Artwalk, June 5, 2015, 6-11pm, at Frontal Lobe Gallery, 1301 Grand Avenue, #2B, Phoenix, AZ.
Incognito Witch works reveal the subject’s hidden psyche, too often suppressed to meet society’s expectations. Mortals become magickal beings draped in mysterious fabrics, adorned with jewels and leaves, often wearing messy makeup with a signature flash of color under the eyes. These figures evoke a Mother Nature Archetype where power, strength, attraction, empathy and vulnerability are brought into focus.
Incognito Witch paintings: www.molliekellogg.com/works/category/witches.html
The “hidden inner magick” message resonates with like-minded individuals, participants, and organizations that support a mission to change the world through art. “I see my art as a way to promote self-acceptance, laughter, play, healing, community and personal possibility,” says Kellogg.
“My friend and amazing artist, Mollie Kellogg, helped me get in touch with my inner self again after I had struggled from a traumatic accident. I felt so empowered!” says Incognito Mindy, AZ, USA. “I want more people to feel that freedom.”
Mollie started the Project in 2009 as a series of “Inner Portrait” mixed media paintings. By 2010 the Project expanded to include a short film. In 2014, the first “Selfie” painting was conceived.
Watch Mollie Kellogg in Sibling Rivalry: www.molliekellogg.com/works/videos.html
Selfies have emerged as the perfect vehicle for all the folks who want to participate in the Project to take matters into their own hands. Submitted Selfies, shot by the subject, can be viewed at www.gingeranxiety.com. “Completely liberating!” says Selfie submitter, Incognito Amanda, New Zealand.
“Want to have an experience that reeks of magic? Good art has a way of revealing that inner self to us. That’s the magick I’m talking about,” blogs Incognito David, NM, USA. “It was and still is one of the coolest experiences I have ever had with art.”
May 15th Third Friday Art Reception 6-11pm: Come in costume or your get your “inner witch” on at the Adornment Station. Activities include unveiling a portrait of a loving mother who is fighting cancer and her autistic child at 6:30pm. Costumed guests are invited to take part in a shoot as extras for an Incognito Witch music video from 7:30-8:30pm.
June 5th First Friday Art Reception 6-11pm: Join Mollie Kellogg for an Artist Presentation and Q&A from 7:30-8pm.
Learn more about the Incognito Witch Project at www.incognitowitch.com