Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design


Current exhibits


Grand Grey Faring Purth
Exhibit dates: March 1, 2019
Opening Reception: March 1, 2019 from 7–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk
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Is this the sign you're looking for Bortusk Leer (UK)
Exhibit dates: February 1 – April 6 , 2019
Artist's Reception: February 1, 2019 from 7–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk
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Anno Domini presents...

The “Making of Open Source Magazine” discussion and live performances.
Special Event: First Friday April 5th, 7–11pm

Join us at 7:15pm for an artists’ talk on the “Making of Open Source Magazine”, a limited edition print-only journal of synth culture, visual art and music technology. The discussion will be led by its founder Danny Kim (Binary Society) and joined by special guests: ambient producer Robert Rich and visual artist Bill Wiatroski (both featured in OS01. After the presentation there will be live synth performances by Maurice “m.0” Jackson (featured in OS01), r beny aka Austin Cairns, James Cigler & Distco

Special Event: First Friday April 5th, 7–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk

Anno Domini presents...

Grand Grey
Faring Purth (NY) solo exhibition

Opening Reception: First Friday March 1st, 7–11pm


“Grand Grey” is a collection of works on paper completed between 2016-2019, ranging in medium and scale, from hand held to larger than life. This exhibition integrates pieces created in both city landscapes (St. Louis, Berlin, NY, Montevideo) and the most wild of natural setting (the back-country of Uruguay and the Catskill mountains;) touching upon my personal experience of the great distances crossed internally/externally over the last few years, as well as the spirited energy I encountered along the way. 

The most recent of this collection was created in the “Tablada Studio,” our new home in the Catskills mountains, that once hosted the late Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The presence in these walls is undeniable and, I believe, nourished the work in many ways. This exhibition is a celebration of work that is not often seen in a gallery setting, pulp and scrolls that accompanied me on a epic chapter in my life. Now leading up to what will undoubtably be one of the greatest I will experience, the birth of my first child. May these pearls touch you as they have carried me. In exactly the way they are meant to….   ~Faring Purth, 2019


Opening reception: First Friday March 1st, 7–11pm
Music: DJ T.Spillman
Exhibition dates: March 1–April 13, 2019

Anno Domini presents...

Is this the sign you're looking for?
Bortusk Leer (UK) solo exhibition

Artist reception: First Friday February 1st, 7–11pm


The man behind the myth.

Apparently born under a super full moon sometime in the last century in a country too difficult to pronounce, let alone spell. Not much is known of his early years, some say he was raised in a traveling circus, others that he is an aristocrat of Slovenian heritage. Rumour even has it that he is now 98 years old and used to associate with the greatest minds of his age.

Then again others think he’s just some guy from England who likes to paint ridiculous amounts of bright coloured art.

What we do know though, is that since bursting onto the art scene in 2007 his work has appeared on and livened up numerous streets, gallery and home walls in places around the world and beyond.

Fed up with people being angry, disappointed, sad and disillusioned with life, Leer sees it as his duty to brighten up the world and spread some happiness. 

Over a decade Bortusk has developed a signature voice and style, creating manic, euphoric creatures (his monsters) plus other lively abstract pieces, videos, TV shows and numerous psychedelic assemblages of Neo-Pop-Art-Brut.

Fascinated by Picasso and the CoBrA-movement, inspired by futuristic heroes and influenced by all the children of the world, Leer became the founder and leader of Art Comedy.

He’s still the only member though as far as we know. His aim is not only to  create as much art as he possibly can, but also to put a smile on everyone’s face and spread some positive emotions whilst doing so.

“I jusT waNT To cheer peopLe up a BIT, as There’s Far Too maNy mIseraBLe BasTards ouT There!”

Living as we do now in a world of division, suspicion and distress, Bortusk looks beyond this. Some say his mission is naive while others bless him for it. Leer himself does not fear naivety, he fears cynicism.

Loudly and gamesomely Leer attempts to question our mental, social and  political barriers. He tries to disrupt our fears and our expectations.

Finally, his effervescent work challenges the inner child in us all to come out and play.


Artist's reception: First Friday February 1st, 7–11pm
Exhibition dates: February 1–April 6, 2019


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