Con Artist
conartistnyc@gmail.com
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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Artist Collective and Gallery
Lower East Side workspace
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EVENT

Battle of the Artists this Weds. 8/22 at W.I.P


Dates:
Wed Aug 22, 2012 09:00 - Thu Aug 23, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

WHAT: Every Wednesday, upscale gallery-lounge W.i.P: Work in Progress will be organizing art events with original pieces from members of Con Artist Collective. This Wednesday, August 22nd, W.I.P will host a special artist competition called The Battle of the Artists with works from Con Artist Collective and Fowler Arts Collective from 9:30pm - 12am.

The Battle of the Artists will be similar to a game show format with two teams of artists from each collective competing for the better piece of artwork. Each team will be provided with the same size empty canvas, a subject matter and the same amount of materials. Since this is a live show, artists will also be provided with newspapers of the day and will have to create collages and collaborations based on current events.

Each team will be assigned a unique hashtag on Twitter and guests will be encouraged to take pictures or retweet their favorite team during the event. At a certain time, the team with the most retweets or most tweets with that unique hashtag will be declared the winner. The pieces will be offered for sale with a price tag of $3,000 and remain in the venue throughout the summer. The winners will also be invited to help curate future events and showcases at the venue.

WHO: Con Artist Collective and Fowler Arts Collective battling for the better piece of artwork and music set by DJ Ian Edorado to keep the party going all night.

Also scope out new works, collaborations, and experiments from other Con Artist favorites, such as: Chris Mendoza, Mike Ming, Kenji Hirata, The Yok, Sheryo, Laura Tack, Dean Millien, Cody Oyama, Sam Woolley, IRKT, Rachael Senchoway, Michael Sharp, Ko Smith, Julia Pascone, Kanako Miyamoto, Oscar Tatsu, Victor Ochoa, Andy Wolf, Silvia Mihai and more.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 22nd
9pm-10pm: Open wine bar; 9pm-12am: Happy hour drink prices & $5 beers
9:30pm-12am: Battle of the Artists

WHERE: W.I.P
34 Vandam Street (between Avenue of the Americas and Varick St)
New York, NY 10013

*Please note this event is 21+. Photo ID required. For more information: http://wipnewyork.com


EVENT

Con Artist Occupies Work In Progress


Dates:
Wed Jul 25, 2012 20:00 - Thu Jul 26, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

In the spirit of fantastic multimedia mix-ups like the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Con Artist is orchestrating a summer long gallery and art event in a glitzy Soho basement, WiP (Work in Progress). Expect a constantly transmuting spectacle of dozens of original pieces by upwards of 20 members from the esteemed and subversive L.E.S. collective and gallery Con Artist.

Scope out new works, collaborations, and experiments from your favorites, such as: Chris Mendoza, Mike Ming, Kenji Hirata, The Yok, Sheryo, Laura Tack, Dean Millien, Cody Oyama, Sam Woolley, IRKT, Rachael Senchoway, Michael Sharp, Ko Smith, Julia Pascone, Kanako Miyamoto, Oscar Tatsu, Victor Ochoa, Andy Wolf, Silvia Mihai and more.

Schedule of events will be updated daily:

Every wednesday, all summer long
AT: Work in Progress, 34 Vandam Street

07.25.2012 Wednesday 6pm - 8pm Vernissage with DJ Sanpo /// Opening Party 8pm - 11pm with DJ Small Change & Half Priced Drinks /// After Party 11pm - 4am


EVENT

Luminous Opera


Dates:
Thu Jul 05, 2012 20:00 - Wed Jul 18, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Rachael Senchoway's “Luminous Opera” reorders experience. Neons, glitter, and polka-dots gild references to Toulouse-Lautrec and Fragonard. Fantasy elements are synthesized through ambiguous time periods - frosted with decadence and kitsch, sprinkled with Victorian wigs and prissy Rococo faces. Rachael Senchoway seeks to free images from their historical confines, to re-contextualize and disorient dated themes. Senchoway wants her work to be unabashedly itself, no matter how fleeting.

@ Con Artist Gallery, 119 Ludlow St. Lower Level

07.05.2012 thursday 8 til late /// opening party
07.11.2012 wednesday 8 til late /// gallery night
07.18.2012 wednesday 8 til late /// closing party

rachaelsenchoway.com


EVENT

Improvise Combustion


Dates:
Sat May 26, 2012 06:00 - Wed Jun 13, 2012

Location:
New York City, New York
United States of America

Improvise Combustion is a show concept to liken the visual medium to a group jazz ensemble. For this particular session, soloists perform as a single form or band unit, an opportunity for the artists to re-unite and re-ignite collaborative connections. There is no head or tail but rather like an organic landscape, a sound-scape and visual-scape that embraces and connects to create and unfold a story of improvising magicians unleashing and expressing for the sake of creating. The end result is a story of atoms colliding and energy bursting, creating chaotical in the midst of controlled expressions, ultimately, an 'Improvise Combustion'.

This show is about unity, society and true collaboration among old friends from different parts of the world. Some are friends from childhood, having a connection of shared experiences and roots that run deep, but only separated by physical proximity and time. Despite a decade of collaborating, somehow in all this time, this particular group has never individually fully connected to concert a single collaborative show concept, until now.


EVENT

Improvise Combustion


Dates:
Sat May 26, 2012 20:00 - Wed Jun 13, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Improvise Combustion is a group show organized by member Chris Mendoza, featuring a collection of collaborations and new work by Michael Miyahira aka Mike Ming, Kenji Hirata, Pablo Power, & Naomi Kazama.

Improvise Combustion is a show concept to liken the visual medium to a group jazz ensemble. It is the two day studio session of soloists to perform as a single form, a band unit, similar to the work of great improvisational musicians. For this particular session, it is an opportunity for the artists to re-unite and re-ignite collaborative connections. The end result is an opening featuring the mural canvas, or perhaps the bands melodies and rhythms, as the rest of the gallery space is transformed to the soloist's moods and collaborations.

These artists are old friends from different parts of the world, and are only able to connect because of travel timing. Some are friends from childhood, having a connection of roots that run deep, having shared experiences and the support of each other over a long period of time, but sometimes only separated in physical proximity and time. Despite a decade of collaborating, somehow in all this time, this particular group has never individually fully connected to concert a single collaborative show concept, until now.

This show is about unity, society and true collaboration. There is no head or tail but rather like an organic landscape, a sound-scape and visual-scape that embraces and connects to create and unfold a story of improvising magicians unleashing and expressing for the sake of creating. This is the story of atoms colliding and energy bursting creating chaotical in the midst of controlled expressions, ultimately, an 'Improvise Combustion'.

Finally Naomi and Strange are on a live screen printing tour, and will set up outside "Improvise Combustion" for some unique live screen printing. More details to come soon when we have the exact date and time.