Marcel Storr “Mysterium Tremendum”

Andrew Edlin Gallery

poster for Marcel Storr “Mysterium Tremendum”
[Image: Marcel Storr "Untitled" (1968) graphite, colored ink, and varnish on Canson paper 19.6 x 24 in.]

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Marcel Storr’s (1911-1976) extraordinary drawings of churches, overblown cathedrals and futuristic cities are the subject of this second exhibition with the gallery. Only 63 of his works are known to have survived and they were never exhibited until a selection was included in “Aux Frontieres de L’Art Brut No. 2” at Halle Saint Pierre (Paris) in 2001.

In a 2014 Artforum review, Donald Kuspit described Storr’s cathedrals and megalopolises as “at once awe-inspiring and urgently present - unmistakable symbols of transcendence.” He deemed them as what German philosopher and theologian Rudolf Otto (1869-1937) called ‘numinous objects,’ embodying and conveying a sense of the mysterium tremendum. According to Otto, numinous objects have 3 components: the numinous, which presents itself as merciful and gracious, mysterium, meaning wholly other, entirely different from anything we experience in ordinary life, and tremendum, meaning provoking terror because of its overwhelming power.



from October 26, 2018 to December 08, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-10-26 from 18:00 to 20:00


Marcel Storr

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