Saturday, April 25, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mollie Kellogg's Incognito Witch at Frontal Lobe Gallery, PHX AZ

Mollie Kellogg's "Incognito Witch" Shows Its True Magick 
Arizona native brings the Healing Power of Art and Play to
Bragg’s Pie Factory Frontal Lobe Gallery

PHOENIX, AZ, Apr. 24, 2015 – California-based artist and film-maker Mollie Kellogg returns home for a solo exhibit of her award-winning Incognito Witch Project: Celebrating Hidden Magick, for Third Friday, May 15 and First Friday during the Grand Avenue Artwalk, June 5, 2015, 6-11pm, at Frontal Lobe Gallery, 1301 Grand Avenue, #2B, Phoenix, AZ. 
Incognito Witch works reveal the subject’s hidden psyche, too often suppressed to meet society’s expectations. Mortals become magickal beings draped in mysterious fabrics, adorned with jewels and leaves, often wearing messy makeup with a signature flash of color under the eyes. These figures evoke a Mother Nature Archetype where power, strength, attraction, empathy and vulnerability are brought into focus.
The “hidden inner magick” message resonates with like-minded individuals, participants, and organizations that support a mission to change the world through art. “I see my art as a way to promote self-acceptance, laughter, play, healing, community and personal possibility,” says Kellogg.  
“My friend and amazing artist, Mollie Kellogg, helped me get in touch with my inner self again after I had struggled from a traumatic accident. I felt so empowered!” says Incognito Mindy, AZ, USA. “I want more people to feel that freedom.”
Mollie started the Project in 2009 as a series of “Inner Portrait” mixed media paintings. By 2010 the Project expanded to include a short film. In 2014, the first “Selfie” painting was conceived.
Watch Mollie Kellogg in Sibling Rivalry: www.molliekellogg.com/works/videos.html
Selfies have emerged as the perfect vehicle for all the folks who want to participate in the Project to take matters into their own hands. Submitted Selfies, shot by the subject, can be viewed at www.gingeranxiety.com. “Completely liberating!” says Selfie submitter, Incognito Amanda, New Zealand.  
“Want to have an experience that reeks of magic? Good art has a way of revealing that inner self to us. That’s the magick I’m talking about,” blogs Incognito David, NM, USA. “It was and still is one of the coolest experiences I have ever had with art.”
May 15th Third Friday Art Reception 6-11pm: Come in costume or your get your “inner witch” on at the Adornment Station. Activities include unveiling a portrait of a loving mother who is fighting cancer and her autistic child at 6:30pm. Costumed guests are invited to take part in a shoot as extras for an Incognito Witch music video from 7:30-8:30pm.
June 5th First Friday Art Reception 6-11pm: Join Mollie Kellogg for an Artist Presentation and Q&A from 7:30-8pm.
Learn more about the Incognito Witch Project at www.incognitowitch.com
 

Contact Frontal Lobe Gallery at 602-391-4016 or www.facebook.com/FontalLobeCommunitySpaceAndGallery

Thursday, April 9, 2015

What is it like to be an Incognito Witch Model? Incognito David Blogs All!

Posted by David Salcido
March 21, 2015    

Want to have an experience that reeks of magic? No, not prestidigitation or illusion. Not that Doug Henning or Harry Potter mumbo jumbo. Not carney tricks or flights of fancy. I’m talking real magic. Old world magick. The stuff that infuses the act of living with wonder.

And what about the psychological aspect? Is that where your intrigue lies? Who hasn’t given thought to the idea that the person “inside” is vastly different from the one that is presented on a daily basis? The real us. The one we like to say nobody really knows.

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Model Behavior
 
So, now I can check “become a model” off my bucket list. It was right up there next to “become a dernier cri” and “write a riveting autobiography” in the Probably Never Gonna Happen section. I’m kidding, of course. I don’t have a bucket list, but if I did, “become a model” wouldn’t rate very high. I just don’t have that kind of limelight personality. The modeling thing, on the other hand? That’s true.

It isn’t the first time I’ve shed my clothing for an artist, but it has been something like three decades since I last did it. Honestly, I believed those days were behind me. Leave it to one of my favorite artists, the effervescent and enormously talented Mollie Kellogg, to shatter that assumption.

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SAN DIEGO: TUES, APRIL 14, 2015 RECEPTION: Grumman - Keasler - Kellogg - Logan - Tirado






First UU San Diego, Bard Hall Gallery

TUES, APRIL 14, 2015
Reception 6-7pm; Q&A/Discussion 7-8:30pm

Artists invited to bring up to 3 works to share during discussion.

ART BY
Irene Grumman - John Keasler - Mollie Kellogg - T Collins Logan - Thomas C. Tirado




First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
4190 Front St, San Diego, California 92103

Incognito Witch in Harper's Bazaar UK March 2015


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Calling All Incognito Witches: SUBMIT YOUR SELFIES!







 ABOUT INCOGNITO WITCH PROJECT

Incognito Witch works reveal the subject’s hidden psyche, often suppressed to meet society’s expectations. Mortals become magickal beings draped in mysterious fabrics, adorned with jewels and leaves, often wearing messy makeup with a signature flash of color under the eyes. These figures are striking and hard to miss, evoking a Mother Nature Archetype where power, strength, attraction, empathy and vulnerability are brought into focus.

More info at incognitowitch.com!
 

INCOGNITO WITCH "INNER PORTRAITS" VS "SELFIES

The traditional Incognito Witch "Inner Portrait" allows the viewer access inside the subject's hidden psyche. Models for these paintings are staged and shot per sketches or concept. The figure holds an item that has meaning to them, to Mollie, or is symbolic; the figure is draped or n*de.

Incognito Witch "Selfie" paintings are a projection of one's inner magick giving them a different energy than the Portraits. Selfies are shot by the subject. The first four Selfies are of characters from Kellogg's short films. G the Incognito Witch and Ginger Anxiety, themselves inspired by Mollie's earlier paintings, bring the Incognito Witch Project full circle

Due to response to the Selfies documented by Mollie of her characters on Facebook it became evident this was a perfect vehicle for all the folks who wanted to participate in the Project to take matters into their own hands. Participants are sharing their Selfie-taking experience with friends and children, and have thrown Inner Magick Selfie Parties, gathering for an evening of glitter and laughter!

“I had a glorious time” - Incognito Mindy, AZ, USA
“Completely liberating!” - Incognito Amanda, New Zealand
“This is so cool” - Incognito David, NM, USA   

The “hidden inner magick” message resonates with like-minded individuals, participants, and organizations that support a mission to change the world through art. "I see my art as a way to promote self-acceptance, laughter, play, healing, community and personal possibility," says Kellogg

CALLING ALL INCOGNITO WITCHES: SUBMIT YOUR SELFIES! 
Visit gingeranxiety.com for details!





CALLING ALL INCOGNITO WITCHES: SUBMIT YOUR SELFIES! 
Visit gingeranxiety.com for details!


Incognito Witch Selfies by Mollie Kellogg





Artist Mollie Kellogg



ABOUT MOLLIE KELLOGG

Mollie Kellogg studied photography, illustration, life drawing and advertising at Colorado Institute of Art. Mollie’s mother is an artist, and Mollie first tried her hand at painting on her mother’s works-in-progress when her mother wasn't looking. 

Mollie's mixed-media, award-winning figurative paintings have sold internationally and galleried in New York City, NY, Syracuse, NY, Santa Fe, NM, La Jolla, CA, Beverly Hills, CA, Solana Beach, CA, Laguna Beach, CA, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Cheyenne, WY, Birmingham, AL, Cleveland, OH, Phoenix, AZ and Scottsdale AZ.   

Mollie’s short films have screened at festivals in London, Jakarta, Mumbai, New York City, Miami, Mankato, MN, San Diego, CA.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

For Immediate Release: The Incognito Witch returns to the “Strangely Beautiful” MagikalCharm Video Fest in 2015




 For release through February 26, 2015

(January 19, 2015, New York, NY) Creative Sorceress Mollie Kellogg’s short film, Incognito Witch: Paint My Life, has been selected to screen at the MagikalCharm Video Fest 2015. This is the second appearance of G, the Incognito Witch, at this event in New York City. In 2014 Kellogg’s Nobody Loves Fat G received the MagikalCharm Genre Award for Alternative Comedy.

Inspired by Kellogg’s figurative Incognito Witch paintings, the project expanded to include short films starring Kellogg as G (short for Goddess). “Both on canvas and in film, an Incognito Witch is an inner portrait,” Kellogg says, “exposing and celebrating the magick hidden to conform to societal pressures.”

For this newest installment Kellogg collaborates with her husband T. Collins Logan. Mollie writes, directs and stars and T is composer and director of photography. The scene opens as G’s snoring slumber is interrupted by the clucking of the cuckoo. The Incognito Witch awakes and grudgingly starts her morning rituals. Her rituals are not those of spell casting or brewing of potions, but of showering, applying her makeup to cover what she perceives as flaws to be hidden from view, dressing in her costume (a business suit). She collects her computer bag and heads off to work — the only brew is purchased from the neighborhood coffee shop — likely not much different than anyone else’s morning rituals. “In these clothes, In this car, In the mirror, What do I fear? It’s not a reflection of me.” sings a female voice...

“I see my art as a way to promote self-acceptance, laughter, play, healing, community and personal possibility,” says Kellogg. Incognito Witch: Paint My Life was an official selection of the 2014 Awareness Festival in Los Angeles, and winner of the LGBTQAI Track Award at Nine Worlds in London.

Learn more about the Incognito Witch Project at www.incognitowitch.com. Contact Mollie at artist@molliekellogg.com.

MagikalCharm Video Fest 2015 takes place February 25 and 26, 2015, 8-11pm at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003, www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/rentals  General Admission: $10; Half-price tickets available for AFA & NYWIFT members and NYC students.
(NOTE: Incognito Witch: Paint My Life is scheduled to screen opening night - schedule is subject to change.)

About the MagikalCharm Video Fest
The MagikalCharm Experimental Video Fest showcases “strangely beautiful” 3-15 minute video featurettes. Themes emphasize the mystical, magikal, and mythically mysterious nature of performance, poetry, music, and visual composition. The MagikalCharm mission is to provide a medium for the imaginative, strangely beautiful, expression of personal experience, truth(s) and transformation.

Visit www.magikalcharm.com, email magikalcharm@me.com or call  (212) 675-8223 for more information about the festival.

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Image: Mollie Kellogg as the Incognito Witch  LOW-RES: www.molliekellogg.com/pr/paintlife-incell-72dpi.jpg
Poster: LOW-RES: www.molliekellogg.com/pr/IncognitoWitch-72dpi.jpg
Interviews with the artist are available on request.
SOURCE Mollie Kellogg