A2G’s April 2015 Art Picks For New York

Posted by The G on April 13, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Here’s a list of exhibits that are worth checking out if you are in the New York area between now and May 2015.  This beats sitting on the couch and texting, according to G.

I Want To Cum In Your Heart by John Giorno

I Want To Cum In Your Heart by John Giorno

“Space Forgets You” by John Giorno at Elizabeth Dee Gallery (located at 545 West 20th Street) through May 9, 2015.

Paula Hayes - Gazing Globes 3

Paula Hayes – Gazing Globes

“Gazing Globes” by Paula Hayes.  Through April 19, 2015 at Madison Square Park. (23rd Street and Park Ave).

"God Complex" by Joseph Grazi

“God Complex” by Joseph Grazi

“God Complex” by Joseph Grazi at Joseph Gross Gallery (located at 548 West 28th Street #232) through May 2, 2015.

Thomas Nozkowski 2015 at Pace Gallery

Thomas Nozkowski 2015 at Pace Gallery

New work by Thomas Nozkowski at Pace Gallery (located at 510 West 25th Street) through April 25, 2015.

"Cacophonous" by Robert Irwin at Pace Gallery

“Cacophonous” by Robert Irwin at Pace Gallery

“Cacophonous” by Robert Irwin at Pace Gallery (located at 534 West 25th Street) through May 9, 2015.

"Mise-En-Scene" by William Basso at Last Rites Gallery

“Mise-En-Scene” by William Basso at Last Rites Gallery

“Mise-En-Scene” by William Basso at Last Rites Gallery (located at 325 West 38th Street) through May 16, 2015.

The Drawing Room - Hans De Op Beek

The Drawing Room – Hans De Op Beeck

“The Drawing Room” by Hans De Op Beeck at Marianne Boesky Gallery (located at 509 West 24th Street) through May 2, 2015.

Katsushika Hokusai - Under The Wave off Kanagawa

Katsushika Hokusai – “Under The Wave off Kanagawa”

Katsushika Hokusai’s (circa 1830-32) iconic “Under The Wave off Kanagawa” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art located at 1000 5th Avenue (at 82nd Street).  Ongoing.

Monir Farmanfarmaian at The Guggenheim Museum

Monir Farmanfarmaian at The Guggenheim Museum

Infinite Possibility: Mirror Works and Drawings” by Monir Farmanfarmaian at The Guggenheim Museum (located at 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street) through June 3, 2015.

Sascha Braunig at Foxy Production

Sascha Braunig at Foxy Production

Sascha Braunig at Foxy Production (located at 623 West 27th Street) through April 18, 2015.

 

Must See Art: “Arcane Archetypes” by Beau Stanton at Last Rites Gallery

Posted by The G on July 1, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Beau Stanton.

The Wheel of Fortune by Beau Stanton

The Wheel of Fortune by Beau Stanton

Experiencing the work of Beau Stanton in person is a must!  In his latest exhibit “Arcane Archetypes” at Last Rites Gallery in New York, my fellow Southern California native, Beau Stanton is exhibiting 10 new paintings that will bend your mind and take your senses on a trip.

Beau Stanton at "Arcane Archetypes"

Beau Stanton at “Arcane Archetypes”

“Arcane Archetypes” centers on the Major Arcana of the Tarot and for those unfamiliar with the Tarot, seeing these paintings will make you want to become an expert.  Every work has so much detail that you will find yourself discovering something new each time you look at the paintings.  Go see this exhibit!!!

Beau Stanton - Arcane Archetypes

Beau Stanton – Arcane Archetypes

“Arcane Archetypes” by Beau Stanton is showing at Last Rites Gallery (located at 511 West 33rd Street) in New York through August 10, 2013.

The World by Beau Stanton

The World by Beau Stanton

In the adjacent gallery, you can also see “(A) Part” by Matt Buck.  Bonus!!!

Matt Buck - (A) Part

Matt Buck – (A) Part

Cool Art: Sarah Joncas and Chris Haas at Last Rites Gallery, NYC

Posted by The G on December 11, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Sarah Joncas and Chris Haas, respectively.

Sarah Joncas

Sarah Joncas

New York!  Head over to Last Rites Gallery for a pair of cool exhibitions.  First up is “Taking Over” by Sarah Joncas.  This is Sarah’s second exhibit at the gallery and it features 14 new paintings and one drawing.  The figures she draws embrace the dark side of life and all appear to have an interesting back story that will leave you wondering where these people came from.

Sarah Joncas

Sarah Joncas

Also featured is Chris Haas’ “Waking the Dead” which are the coolest animal skulls you’ll ever see.  It’s hard to see the details in these photos (read: go to Last Rites and see them in person!) but each one is so ornate, they look like the remains of a magical breed of animals.

Chris Haas

Chris Haas

Chris Haas

Chris Haas (Partial Gallery View)

“Taking Over” by Sarah Joncas and “Waking The Dead” by Chris Haas are showing at Last Rites Gallery in New York (located at 511 W 33rd Street, between 10th and 11th) until January 12, 2013.

 

Chet Zar/Craig LaRotonda Exhibits at Last Rites

Posted by The G on July 23, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Chet Zar and Craig LaRotonda (respectively).

Chet Zar

Chet Zar - Faces of Death. Now showing at Last Rites Gallery in New York through August 19, 2011.

Come celebrate the newly remodeled Last Rites Gallery in New York with a pair of cool exhibits.  If you’ve never been to Last Rites before, it’s part tattoo parlor and part art gallery.  The space is extremely cool and looks like a movie set when you walk inside.  The gallery focuses on artists who like to explore the darker side of the imagination. Last Rites’ latest show is a pair of new exhibits by Chet Zar (entitled “Faces of Death”) and Craig LaRotonda (entitled “Eternal Consequences”) and is recommended viewing.

"Eternal Consequences" by Craig LaRotonda. Now showing at Last Rites Gallery in New York through August 19, 2011.

Chet Zar is an American artist known for his dark visual art and has worked extensively on the artwork and music videos for the band Tool.  His exhibit “Faces of Death,” features oil paintings.  Though the faces are freakish and ghoulish on the outside, when you look at the paintings a little closer, you find an innocence and likeable qualities to the subjects.

Chet Zar

Craig LaRotonda is a professional illustrator, painter and sculptor.  His show “Eternal Consequences” features art that looks like it was created during the Renaissance period.  The frames have that old world feel and the works themselves look like they could be hundreds of years old.  In addition to his work being featured in films and art collections all over the world, the “grotesque elegance” of his work has also been featured in print in Juxtapose Magazine as well as the New York Times.

 

Craig LaRotonda

The opening night reception at Last Rites was packed with amazing artists including Jason D’Aquino, Michael Mararian, Eric “Eyeball” Richardson, Royce Bannon, Frank Russo, Martina Secondo Russo as well as Chet Zar and Craig LaRotonda.

“Faces of Death” by Chet Zar and “Eternal Consequences” by Craig LaRotonda are showing at Last Rites Gallery (located at 511 West 33rd Street, 3rd Floor) in New York through August 19, 2011.

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Snow White by Michael Mararian

Posted by The G on February 21, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Michael Mararian.

Michael Mararian

Snow White by Michael Mararian. Now showing at Last Rites Gallery in New York through March 12, 2011.

American artist Michael Mararian has a new exhibit showing at Last Rites Gallery in New York entitled “Snow White.” The exhibit is a macabre take on the classic story.  According to Michael Mararian’s vision, the dwarves in his version of Snow White are are actually precocious goth children, some of which are mischievously participating in deviant behavior.  Love that!  For example, the character Sleepy per Michael Mararian is a kid who has passed out after drinking too much absinthe.  Genius!

Michael Mararian

Sleepy by Michael Mararian

You can’t see the vivid detail of the paintings from these pictures, so I recommend that you check out  these wonderful works of art for yourself at Last Rites.

(Pictured above:  Sneezy).  I can’t speak for you, but personally, I’d love to see a feature length adventure of Mararian’s take on Snow White.  As evidenced by these great works of art, there’d surely be great music and it would definitely be a party.  I was fortunate enough to attend the gala opening night reception and I got to meet the artist.  Michael Mararian was very cool!  See a photo of that experience after the jump.

Michael Mararian’s Snow White Runs through March 12, 2011 at Last Rites Gallery, Located at 511 West 33rd Street (West of 11th Ave) in NYC.

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