In the realm of systems, glitches indicate a rupture or change of state. They demonstrate the buggy nature of a given order, tearing apart the superficial layer of logic that is taken for granted, exposing its unstable core. In our technology-driven society, a powerful glitch has the potential to uproot our most basic patterns and ruin our way of life.
Because of this, yes, we should fear the Glitch.
Nevertheless, a glitch allows us to recognize the system through its failure. Letting go of details clarifies the big picture. In this way, a glitch can potentially trigger awareness, understanding, and perhaps an eventual solution.
On July 8, Wall Street shut down and United Airlines had to land all of its inland planes, in one generalized malfunction that some attributed to a cyber-attack. Most, though, assumed it was due to asking too much to the (outdated) computer systems used, a massive error now being openly known as “The Great Technical Glitch”. Through these occurrences, the concept of Glitch continues to enter the public domain.
In “Glitcha” members from the collective display new works in a variety of media that explore the mechanics of a system breaking down.
Dates: September 22nd to October 3rd AT: Con Artist Ludlow Gallery, 119 Ludlow St.
09.23.2013 Wednesday 7 to 11 /// Opening Party 09.30.2013 Wednesday 7 to 11 /// Gallery Night
A totally open-call show of small work from members of conartistcollective.com! Submissions will close once we run out of wall space in the gallery, the public will vote, and the winner will receive a 3-day solo show later in the year. Register at conartistcollective.com ($5/month) for more info on how to enter.
Dates: October 6th to October 17th AT: Con Artist Ludlow Gallery, 119 Ludlow St.
10.06.2013 Tuesday 7 to 11 /// Vernissage 10.07.2013 Wednesday 7 to 11 /// Opening Party 10.14.2013 Wednesday 7 to 11 /// Gallery Night
In the tradition of truly awful threequels, we are beating a dead horse, getting blood from a turnip and bringing you the same old same old one more time for CONICON III. WORST. CONICON. EVER. We will leave no stone unturned, kill off main characters, introduce forgettable sidekicks and forget plot lines altogether in our attempt to quench the nostalgia of our stunted adulthood and you will like it! Stay tuned true believers!
Dates: Sept. 9th to Sept. 19th AT: Con Artist Ludlow Gallery, 119 Ludlow St.
09.08.2015 Tuesday 7 to 11 /// Vernissage 09.10.2015 Thursday 7 to 11 /// Opening Party 09.16.2015 Wednesday 7 to 11 /// Gallery Night
In the city of New York there is no shortage of people in need of a hand. A group of our artists are coming together to give back, each in their own personal way. Regardless of where we are in our art, we’ve all had some help along the way. Contributing artists in Giving Back now return the favor by donating a percentage of their sales to a chosen charity.
Curated by Ashley Carson, Giving Back also marks the debut of this jewelry designer’s New York inspired Spring 2016 line during the excitement and buzz that is New York Fashion Week.
The next show at the Con Artist Collective gallery is a new installment of Epic Epoch, our truly epic, in-house residency program. Earlier this year, more than 250 artists applied to Epic Epoch to receive juried portfolio evaluations and be eligible for free artist representation, membership to the Con Artist Collective, or a fully funded, three month New York City residency with access to the collective’s shared workspace.
Our first resident is Manolo Rodriguez, a Chicago-based young artist whose work explores modern technology, retro sci-fi kitsch, technical drawings, and intersections between art and nature. In his words, his collages, installations, and altered photographs “seem to provide rational solutions to nonexistent problems”. This solo show presents new work created during his stay at the Collective.