Psychic Stone (Evil Expel), 2013
Sacred objects encapsulated in resin
6 x 6 inches
15.24 x 15.24 cm
PK SHOP is pleased to announce the release of the Psychic Stones, a series of unique multiples by L.A.-based artist collaborative FriendsWithYou at 511 West 27 Street. Drawing on global spiritual practices and the belief in the animism of natural physical entities, FriendsWithYou artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III conjure each resin Psychic Stone with a customized spell, imbuing the sculptures with powers of healing and self-empowerment. The result is a sculpture that is both an object of aesthetic contemplation and a power-amulet, tailor-made for each collector through an experiential process. The new edition of Psychic Stones debuting at PK SHOP includes theEverything, Evil Expel, Future, Golden Spell, Happiness and Nature spells; each accompanied by a unique magical ritual designed by the artists, along with instructions for their use and care. The presentation will also feature prints, a wall sculpture made out of vacuum-formed acrylic, and a whimsical Cloud Lamp by the artists.
Since forming FriendsWithYou in 2002, Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III have explored the realm of experiential art, developing a unique post-pop visual language that promotes “magic, luck and friendship.” The artists work in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, large-scale experiential installations, and live performances; and strive to affect world culture by cultivating special moments of spiritual awareness and powerful, joyous interaction. The collaborative’s immersive installations draw audiences into their magical world. FriendsWithYou’s work has been exhibited at the High Line NYC, Art Basel Miami Beach, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Museum in Berlin, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, with artworks in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the Goldman Family Collection, and Montblanc Collection.