Sean Yseult, formerly the bassist for multi-platinum/Grammy-nominated industrial/metal band White Zombie, will be unveiling her Retrospective solo art show at Sacred Gallery in the SoHo district of Manhattan, New York City. Referred to as “a love letter to her longtime muse, New Orleans,” Retrospective combines elements of her past exhibitions, including her current Soirée D’Evolution: Tableaux Vivants et Nature Mortes, which is still on partial view at the Scott Edwards Gallery through October. Each piece in Soirée D’Evolution is described as a “storyboard for a narrative of murder, mayhem, and excess in which The Omniscient Oracles of the Occult revel in the decay and decadence of celebration for the Greek philosopher and Deteriorationist, Hesiod.”
Also included in the show are early works from 2004, 2012’s Sex & Death & RockNRoll (showcasing black & white Polaroids of what Yseult describes as “loose women, unkempt graveyards, and musicians in various states of cognizance”), and 2013’s Mississippi Mermaids (inspired by Yseult’s childhood memories from the North Carolina coastal islands).
Retrospective opens on Saturday, November 7 and will continue through to December 31. Yseult had lived in New York City from 1982 to 1991, having co-founded White Zombie during this time while attending Manhattan’s Parsons New School for Design; she later moved to New Orleans in 1996. Of her work, Yseult comments, “Sometimes I just have a vision in my head and have to execute it.”