Warholian and Modern Eden Gallery have come together in to present “Tarot: Art of Fortune” a modern day reinterpretation of the classic intuitive “fortune telling” card deck. The show features some of the best emerging names in the gallery scene today as curated by Warholian’s founder Michael Cuffe.
Although it’s roots may seem occult, Tarot was originally developed as a pack of playing cards in 15th century Europe to play French Tarot or Italian Tarocchini. Over time, individuals in the intuitive and early psychic communities began to adopt the cards as use as a tool to “read” an individual and offer spiritual guidance. Today Tarot has become more widely accepted as a way for individuals to ﬁnd direction in the bustle of a modern world. With the availability of decks ranging from artistic to commercial, tarot has become a personalized standard of home libraries everywhere.
For “Tarot: Art of Fortune” we’ve asked some of the top contemporary artists to reimagine their favorite card from a standard deck, into a work of art based on the imagery and symbolism present. “Tarot: Art of Fortune” features an amazing array of established artists that have been individually selected as important ﬁgures in emerging art movements at this time.
Renee "Lady Reni" Castro is native to the Bay Area — really. Born in Oakland, Castro's heritage stems from the Ohlone Native American tribe. (You can't get more local than that.) Her background serves as inspiration for much of her art, especially her subjects' clothing and their deeply-rooted connections to the natural world. Her other influences for the work she creates include Mexican and Spanish folklore, broken-hearted femme fatales, disheveled muses, and erotic heroines. Castro's current projects include commissions for SF companies The Loin and Peasants and Travelers, shows in local galleries, plus working as a tattoo artist at Amor Eterno Tattoo in Oakland, where you're welcome to drop by and see her.
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