Hell Awaits

I came across a random blog entry where the writer hypothesized with a friend what may happen tomorrow, which is 06-06-06. Or what some claim by long stretch of the imagination is the closest we’re getting to the Number Of The Beast as far as numerical coincidences on the calendar are concerned.

“There was more brainstorming as to what will happen on the impending Apocalypse Tuesday. So far things will be set ablaze, objects will be smashed to bits, and I’m giving brad a black eye. Maybe we should get a bucket of sidewalk chalk and write satanic evil things on church sidewalks? Maybe we should kill a goat and throw it off an overpass while listening to Dying Fetus? Maybe we should crawl into the depths of spider hell cave and witness the unspeakable horrors? I’m open to suggestions.”

With that said, will there be anything special that residents of Vancouver will do? Crack out the 12 sided dice and play Dungeons and dragons? Play Doom ? Watch the remake of The Omen? Maybe see the opening reception for Justin B. Williams Wave of Mutilation exhibit at the Dadabase/Xeno Gallery?

There doesn’t appear to be too much info on the Dadabase/Xeno Gallery page other than the artist’s name and the dates the exhibition will run from. So I’ll just repost what I got in my email box here:

Curated by Mo Salemy

Xeno Gallery
June 6- July 13, 2004

Even though he has been drawing all his life, Justin B. Williams work began its public life in the streets of Tokyo. After quickly getting disappointed with the idea of beautifying the streets with human characters, he crossed to the other side and started to intentionally damage and distort public property with his work. Moving his graffiti to Vancouver meant several run-ins with the police and an eventual incarceration and deportation to USA where he actually holds a citizenship. After living in Portland for six months and traveling around the east and west coasts of the United States, he came back to Vancouver a few months ago to live with his wife Kristen MacGregor a young fashion designer and stylist.

Often compared to Jason McLean, Chris Johanson and Hundertwasser, Justin combines North American underground comics and Japanese cartoons to craft disorderedly layered drawings that are obsessively arranged with real or imaginary characters and landscapes. Despite their apparent exchange value, these images represent the emotional complexity, social mystery, historical uncertainty and widespread nihilism inherent in today’s youth culture.

For this show Justin is creating his first three dimensional installation commemorating 06/06/06, the dreaded date of triple sixes that echoes the Mark of the Beast, the coming of the Antichrist and the prophecy of the Apocalypse — the destruction of the world and the potential bloodbath awashing the ultimate showdown between “good” and “evil”.

Please join XENO gallery and dadabase for the opening reception.

MUSICAL GUESTS: BASKETBALL (a very special abracadabra set) & ERIC DEVROX on the turntables

Tuesday June 6, 2006 9:00 pm

183 East Broadway
Tel: 604 709 9934
Fax:604 709 0774

JUSTIN B. WILLIAMS is a Vancouver based Artist. He has been making art since 2001. He is leaving Vancouver in September to attend Art Institute of Chicago on a four-year long Presidential Scholarship. He has participated in “Islands” at Goonpack- Vancouver BC, “Eight Spokes” at LES Gallery- Vancouver BC, “Yellow Fang” at Giant Robot- Los Angeles, California, “A Great Big Stillness” at Blue Bottle Gallery, Seattle, Washington, “Things Are Going On” at Reading Frenzy, “Walter’s Daydream” and “Introducing” at Motel Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

For more information about JUSTIN B. WILLIAMS and the exhibition, please contact the gallery at 604.709.9934. or fax at 604.709.0774.

2 Comments so far

  1. Brides of Satan (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 12:46 am

    Brides of Satan 6/6/6 at 6:06:06 pm.
    The Vancouver Library central branch.
    Dress as a Bride of Satan or minion of the underworld (whatever that is) and bring a dissonant instrument.
    (Pot, Pan, Tin Can, badly tuned banjo) whatever..

  2. Jonathon Narvey (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 5:52 pm

    I’m not sure if I need a costume, so maybe you could help me out. If I live in a basement suite, does that count as being a minion of the underworld? Just checking.

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