LEGION 49 by Barry William Hale
34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden
11th June 7.00pm
On the eve of the Equinox Festival Fulgur invites you to the launch of Barry Hale’s evocatory Legion 49. In this series of short, de-constructionist essays the artist explores traditional methods of evocation and the myths surrounding Beelzebub, before providing an iconographical and sigillic recension of his horde of forty-nine servitors, glimpsed through the protective-symmetry of the paper-cut traditions of old Mexico. Legion 49 is a fusion of styles, influences and approaches, the modern and ancient, direct and indirect, refined and raw: it seeks to capture for a moment that flitting, fleeting, Chaotic gnosis symbolised by the Lord of Flies.
Standard edition will be on sale on the night: Limited to 777 numbered copies. Illustrations, gilt-stamped cloth and dust-jacket. 160pages, 230mm x 175mm. £25.00. You can reserve a launch copy by contacting the shop.
Barry will be there to sign copies and there are rumours even of an impromptu performance that should create a real buzz. Capacity is limited, so be sure to reserve a spot. Places are free but you do need to contact Treadwells to be added to the guest list.