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SWIZZLE GALLERY
June 22 - July 7, 2002

Mark Bello completely transforms Swizzle Gallery
into his own maniac interpretation of the Seven Deadly Sins.

WASPLEG SOUNDTRACK

7 Deadly Sins, 7 Deadly Songs
Original rockin' soundtrack recorded by Mark Bello, Neil Lesneski and Luke Rothschild

Downloadable MP3s
Wrath Avarice Sloth Pride Lust Envy Gluttony

CERBERUS
WRATH
The three-headed dog placed at the gate to the Underworld to allow all to enter, but none to escape.
Amplified and putrified, this Angry Dead Man
will echo your bad temper with vigour.
SPEAK INTO THE MICROBONE!
Be careful, the punishment for wrath is dismemberment
His three heads and ravenous disposition make him an apt symbol for GLUTTONY
LUST
VELVET BLACK LIGHT PAINTINGS
Punishment in fire and brimstone awaits those who indulge in the steamiest of sins.

Blue colour and cows represent lust in this steaming fountain crafted from the cast of a genuine Chicago beef tongue.

4' x6' paintings scaled up from the classic black velvet
flocked blacklight posters of the 70s and 80s

WASPLEG (left) is a mneumonic acronym for the 7 Deadly Sins
(a million thanks to Devin Burnell for creating this diabolical wordplay and her inspirational teachings)

CANTO (right) is Italian for singing; each chapter in
Dante's lyrical poem Inferno is called a CANTO

ENVY
These dogs so jealously guarding their cards are literally glowing
with want for what's next door. The demon wait staff feed this insatiable sin,
as a drowning wave of water pours into the garden.

Dogs, the colour green, and drowning are associated with ENVY

PRIDE

The Italian phrases on the underwear are either from
Dante's Inferno or ossuaries (skeleton decorated grottoes
intended to warn of life's shortness)
BIKINI TRANSLATiON:
What We are Now You Once Were
What You Are Now We Will Be
THONG TRANSLATiON:
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here