Aqua Regalia

Following last years Aqua Regalia exhibition by Faith47 in London, the second chapter will open next Thursday at Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC, which will "explore the dichotomy between the sacred and the mundane by enveloping viewers in a space with figurative paintings, as well as intricacies from everyday life in shrine-like artworks." "Aqua regalia or ‘royal water’ is the alchemical name for a highly corrosive mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acid that has the ability to dissolve one of the most enshrined substances – gold. This transformative chemistry forms a symbolic reference to [Faith47's] artistic process of restoring value to that which has been lost and overlooked." More info can be found on her site here.