Mothmeister "Postmortem Fairy Tales"

Ryan Matthew Cohn & Regina Marie Cohn are proud to present Mothmeister "Postmortem Fairy Tales" at The House of Wax Bar.

Mothmeister is the nonstop morphing alter ego of two artistic soulmates based in Belgium, home of surrealism. Through their eerie, imaginary postmortem fairy tales they portray a series of masked, grotesque characters - often accompanied by stuffed animals and a variety of curiosa from their private collection.
Similar to the Victorian era when dead dear loved ones were photographed as a memento mori for the relatives, Mothmeister immortalizes animals in a weird and wonderful fairytale world.

If it was up to Mothmeister, all cocktails at Brooklyn’s most curious and macabre full-service bar would be topped up with formaldehyde and served in Victorian medical glass jars.
Needless to say Mothmeister embraces the unusual. Hence the extraordinary venue they were invited by Ryan Matthew Cohn & Regina Cohn to host their multisensory book launch pop-up show in New York.

Mothmeister will be selling and signing their book ‘Weird & Wonderful Post-Mortem Fairy Tales’, featuring a variety of startling stuffed animals and curiosa from their private collection.

A wide range of numbered, limited edition gallery prints will also be for sale, among some collaborations with the NY-based artists Erik Bergrin and Wren Britton.
Zach Wager, frontman of the Oregon-based industrial metal collective Dead Animal Assembly Plant, will be performing a live soundscape on the opening night of October 24th making the show even more immersive. There will also be video footage, as well as exclusive stuffed animals (also for sale) to make sure you’re in good company. The show will be fully curated by Ryan Matthew Cohn.

The opening reception will take place October 24th, 8:00pm at House of Wax Bar. Books and prints will be for purchase and Mothmeister will be present to sign books & meet guests.