Facets of Enlightenment
Those who know don't talk, those who talk don't know
Marlborough is pleased to present a solo exhibition of spells by the Los Angeles based artist and alchemist L.
The cluster of spells in this exhibition is the entangled star to L's recent show at Stems Gallery in Brussels, Facets of Endarkenment.
For over a decade L has been sought out for magical assistance by individuals in need of warding off unwanted entities, help in matters of love, health, and the full spectrum of circumstances relating to the human experience. Although L has no rules for working with people, temporal material desires are generally not addressed except in matters of urgency and survival. The focus then with L's spellwork has become more about helping others achieve states of being - and the ultimate state is perhaps enlightenment.
But what is enlightenment anyways? The answer depends on who you ask. These spells manifest frequencial states of the soul related specifically to the self and enlightenment as perceived in the flesh. The one, as opposed to the all - the latter having been the topic of the vessels in Brussels.
The exhibition opens the day before Summer Solstice, the lightest day of the year. Yet each day afterwards will carry less light, and more darkness.
Also in the gallery is a bottle of perfume that visitors can apply to their bodies. It was made by the perfumer Christopher Gordon of Maison Anonyme for the exhibition. The scent’s name and invocation is Ex Luce Tenebras. As with the spells, the perfume is the entangled scent to one that Gordon made for L last Winter Solstice, In Lumine Lucem, which was featured in Facets of Endarkenment.