For the group show “Between Dog and Wolf” at Parlour Gallery, Sophie Wahlquist is presenting four new paintings that revel in the theatrics and power of ceremony, ritual and communal gesture.
Parlour's inaugural exhibition 'Between Dog and Wolf' celebrates metamorphosis, ritual and ancient wisdom.
Paintings, sculptures, talismans and rituals by seven contemporary female artists who explore interpretations of metamorphosis within the realm of magic and art. The exhibition looks at artists weaving stories from mythology, psychology, tarot, witchcraft and fairy tales through their work.
A common phrase in French [entre chien et loup] to describe twilight —in English, the magic or witching hour, ‘between dog and wolf’ may be considered a liminal passage of time and space. Metaphorically, a crossover from the domesticated to the wild, this moment in time offers opportunity for transformation and re-connection to one’s animal self. While the dog has been tamed over millennia to adapt to our world, the wolf suggests an ancient wisdom, a primordial energy relating to the process of re-creation.