Clive Barker, Ben Templesmith and more contribute art to 'Necromancy' at Gods & Monsters


Self Portrait, via Deviant Art - CLIVE BARKER
In what may be the event of the season for fans of gothic and macabre art, Gods & Monsters is putting on an exhibit featuring art from some of the brightest – er, darkest – talents in the field. The night is anchored by art and a personal appearance from horror legend Clive Barker, best known as the writer and director of Hellraiser, the 1987 film that launched a series about the sadomasochistic adventures of the extradimensional Cenobites. You’ll also find works by comics artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, the criminally underrated Fell), local painter Vaughn Belak and West Memphis Three member Damien Echols. Drinks flow in the Offworld Lounge, and a performance by gothic fetish burlesque act Defenz Mechanizm caps the evening.

Opening 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 | through Nov. 20 | Gods & Monsters, Artegon Marketplace, 5250 International Drive | | free