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

Children and the Art of Eight Limbs


Dates:
Wed Jul 10, 2013 08:00 - Wed Jul 24, 2013

Location:
NY, New York
United States of America

Social documentary photographers, Anna Fawcus and Giles Clarke, come together for a joint exhibition at Con Artist Gallery. Two different stories from across the world unite to celebrate the strength and determination of humanity.

Anna Fawcus presents a series of work called Children and the Art of Eight Limbs, documenting the lives of a group of young Muay Thai boxers in Thailand. The images explore the reality of life as a child boxer, both in and outside of the boxing ring.

Giles Clarke presents a selection of recent images from Haiti, a country living in the shadow of a devastating earthquake. As a consummate documentary photographer, his images emerge from a deep commitment to social justice.


EVENT

The Layer Behind


Dates:
Wed Jun 12, 2013 20:00 - Wed Jun 26, 2013

Location:
NY, New York
United States of America

06.12.2013 Wednesday 8 til late /// Opening Party
06.19.2013 Wednesday 8 til late /// Gallery Night
06.26.2013 Wednesday 8 til late /// Closing Party

Balance is lost. The hand of man seeks to restore it.
During the act of creation, the swan dives into the unknown, risking beauty and capturing the spirit. This dive is eternal, a ritual as old as humankind.
All the artists presented share the same quest ; crossing genres and mediums, reaching back to the roots of humanity in order to explore the vast land of the collective mind.
The artists highlight that which already exists,
has always been, and will remain.

In the words of T.S. Elliot:
"We should never cease from exploring
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time..."

Curated by Laura Tack and Marie Van Eerst

Participating Artists Include: Dean Millien, Cody Oyama, Michael Sharp, Rachael Senchoway, Charles Allen, Go Nakamura, Josef Garibaldi, Natania Frydman, Andrew Birk, Sessa Englund, Laura Tack, Liazon Wakest.


EVENT

To Need Another


Dates:
Wed Dec 19, 2012 20:00 - Wed Jan 02, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Coming up on December 19th, one of our members Audrey Ryan is showing her
works of art. There will be an opening reception on from 8pm-12 am. More
details about her show are listed below, hope you all can make it or tell
your friends.

"I've been f***in the world and I ain't come yet." (Dwayne Michael Carter
Jr.)

To Need Another is a show about dependence. It's about how, what, or who we
fill our voids with.
To Need Another is about genuinely needing someone, something or some way.
It's about substance, excess, and money in the bank.
It's also about living fast, dying young, sex, drugs and rock and roll.
But mostly it's about sex.
Because for that to be any good, you really do Need Another.


EVENT

Creative Destruction


Dates:
Wed Nov 07, 2012 20:00 - Wed Nov 21, 2012

Location:
New York , New York
United States of America



Creative Destruction is not only a pleasantly rhythmic anomaly but also the name of Con Artist’s next group show. This experimental installation will be visceral and interactive, revealing the inevitable creation in any destructive process.

11.07.2012 Wednesday /// Opening Party 8pm - 11pm

11.14.2012 Wednesday /// Gallery Night 8pm - 11pm

11.21.2012 Wednesday /// Closing Party 8pm - 11pm



EVENT

Con Artist Collective vs. NassArt at W.i.P this Wednesday


Dates:
Wed Sep 12, 2012 09:00 - Thu Sep 13, 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, September 12th, W.I.P will host a special artist competition called The Battle of the Artists with works from Con Artist Collective and NassArt from 9pm- 12am.

The Battle of the Artists will be similar to a game show format with two teams of artists 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 NassArt battling for the better piece of artwork. Confirmed artists from Con Artist Collective include Chris Mendoza, Victor Ochoa, Charles Alexander Sullivan, Oscar Brown, and Rachel Senchoway; and from NassArt Paul Nassar and Ralph Serrano. Music by Robert Aloia and friends.

Also scope out new works, collaborations, and experiments from other favorites, such as: 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, Andy Wolf, Silvia Mihai and more.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 12th
9pm-10pm: Open wine bar; 9pm-12am: Happy hour with ½ price drinks
9pm-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