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

Sound and Vision


Dates:
Wed Apr 22, 2015 19:00 - Wed Apr 22, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The Greatest Albums. The ones we maintain to be classic, essential, even perfect in the face of any and all argument. Each of us has a unique and highly personal catalogue of music that we return to again and again regardless of the ways we and the times may change. For many of us the crowning touch to these albums is an unforgettable cover.

“Sound & Vision” is dedicated to the artistry of these visual statements that capture the genius, inspiration, passion and provocation of the recorded sounds they envelop. We’ve invited artists of the collective to reinterpret cover art from some of their favorite albums which span a significant range of musical styles, genres, periods and recording techniques. Count on one sure thing: the new works they’ve created will be every bit as diverse and provocative as the iconic albums they invoke.


EVENT

Epic Epoch Group Show


Dates:
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:00 - Sat Apr 18, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The Con Artist Collective proudly presents the "Epic Epoch Group Show". This is the first exhibition of Epic Epoch, the collective's ambitious residency program. This is not your average artist residency. It is for the other artist, the emerging artist, the non-traditional, the self-motivated, the not-yet-represented. It's going to be epic.

This year 250 artists built profile pages with a website we made from scratch. Each artist’s page was critiqued by our judges who were hand-picked from global artistic institutions. Artists who impressed the judges with their vision, their passion, and their portfolio were selected for a variety of rewards including a fully funded residency in the Lower East Side, membership to the collective, access to services for non-represented artists, publication of their work, or participation in the "Epic Epoch Group Show". Check out epicepoch.org to learn more about the program and upcoming shows.

The "Epic Epoch Group Show" features work by Antje Rieck, Shynn Kim, Davana Wilkins, Nona Faustine, Katie Hubbell, and Lacey McKinney. Join us for the opening party Wednesday, April 15th at 7pm here at the Con Artist Collective, 119 Ludlow St., 10002. The show will be on view from Monday, April 13th until Saturday the 18th.


EVENT

Disposable


Dates:
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:00 - Sat Apr 04, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

In the era of smartphones and webcams, it’s easy to forget the magic of disposable cameras. Candid and unforgiving, photos from disposables can capture everything from intimate interactions to poorly cropped selfies to blurry chaos. This photography carries the weight of being unerasable. There are no second chances.

For “Disposable”, curator Michael Sharp wanted to see what would happen when you give an artist a camera with only one chance to take a single photo of anything. Two disposable cameras loaded with Ilford black and white film were passed around the Con Artist Collective for several months. There was just one rule, each artist could only take one picture and then had to give the camera to someone else.

We can only guess how the show will look and feel. It could be shocking, it could be dull, it could be accidental shots of the inside of artist’s pockets. It’s more than likely going to be all these things as well as a powerful look into the lives of diverse New York artists. A book documenting the project will be available at the gallery.


EVENT

Your Body as a Map


Dates:
Wed Mar 11, 2015 19:00 - Wed Mar 11, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The human figure has an incredibly long history in the visual arts. Incredibly complex and immediately recognizable, the body is the most important form of the Western visual art canon and remains at the core of art education.

“Your Body As A Map” presents a diverse collection of human figures in art. Classical nudes mix with bosomy pin-ups, movie stars, cartoon characters, and gangsters. Each body is a unique story, a look into another life, and a map of human experience.

This show is curated by John De La O and Gabriel Ventura. It features work by the curators as well as Honey Brown, Cacia Zoo, Shaina Yang, Demi Ellison, Daniel Lamanna, Wednesday Kim, Megan Watters, and Daniella Rubinovitz.


EVENT

Zawahra Alejandro


Dates:
Thu Mar 05, 2015 18:00 - Thu Mar 05, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Zawahra Alejandro, a floating gallery and collection of artists, will present their first New York show at the Con Artist Collective Gallery. This diverse group of creators presents an innovative approach to abstraction with elements of urban landscapes and quotidian cycles of triumph and failure. They're unafraid of experimentation and blend paint, textile, and print into uncommon sculptural forms. Their work demonstrates a profound respect of environment and critique of contemporary culture.

Zawahra Alejandro will run concurrently with the 2015 New York Armory Show. This survey will include work by Ada Bobonis, Ernesto Cánovas, Gracjana Rejmer-Cánovas, Héctor Madera, Ivelisse Jiménez, and Sebastian Vallejo.