Join us today (4-7pm) for the closing reception of “Grant Wallace: Over the Psychic Radio,” featuring complimentary 15-minute tarot readings conducted by Laetitia Barbier / .cartomancy (for those who signed up in advance) and a wine bar for everyone else. / In association with Morbid Anatomy.
Artwork pictured: . “Les Veuves de la Mort”, ca. 1919 - 1925. Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper. 20 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (51.4 x 31.1 cm.)
Wallace was born in Hopkins, Missouri, in 1868, one of 9 children. He set out for New York City at age 19, where he studied and developed his interest in the occult. Wallace eventually made his way to California, where he worked as an editorial illustrator and reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle. He graduated to editorial writer for the Evening Bulletin and covered the Russo-Japanese War in 1904 among a group of war correspondents that included Jack London and Richard Harding Davis.
Just before World War I, Wallace settled with his family in Carmel, California, where he began experimenting with telepathy, or what he referred to as "mental radio.” Over the next two decades, he channeled his visions and messages into elaborate portraits, texts, and complex diagrams and calculations. Through his work, Wallace endeavored to prove reincarnation, extraterrestrial life, and the coexistence of the living with the dead.
[Artwork image © The Berger Wallace Art Collection]