Ginger Del Rey - Bare


BARE - A Solo Exhibition of New Work by Ginger Del Rey

September 17 - September 18, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 8-10pm

Del Rey takes inspiration from her friends and lovers, recreating photographs she’s taken in impromptu, late-night photoshoots in saturated paintings using oils and gold leaf. Known for her revealing portraits, her new series is aptly titled BARE as it aims to strip away millennial artifice, self-aggrandizing selfie-posing, and other Kardashian-inspired atrocities. BARE is about showing a woman as she is, with nothing to hide and nothing to pretend; with all of her insecurities and strengths presented in equal parts. Del Rey invites the viewer to study their reaction to beauty without an agenda. 

The artist describes her process, "I see beauty in every woman. I'm forever drawn to them, even strangers on the subway. I feel compelled to capture their radiance and reveal it to the world. To lay her BARE for all to see, to appreciate, to worship, to envy... to recognize and pay tribute to the power of beauty. I think painting a woman might be the best way to truly understand her. Spending hours studying every surface, every shade, the way her mouth curves just so or the slight expansion of her retina as her eyes adjust to the flash - she reveals herself. She may not intend to, but she always does. I feel especially close to the woman I've painted.  They've fed my passion and my artwork and for that I thank them for all that they are."

ABOUT THE ARTIST 
Ginger Del Rey was born Lisa Hokans in Madison, WI in 1975 and has been based in NYC for 17 yrs. In 1997, she received a B.F.A. from Drake University. During her time in NYC she’s also worked as a muralist with www.radiantmurals.com, and as a scenic painter for numerous theatrical productions. She’s also exhibited at the Pure House Gallery in Brooklyn and at the Spice Art & Music Festival 2016 for Pride Week. Her work can be found at www.gingerdelrey.com


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119 Ludlow St. New York, New York 10002
Open Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm

Sara Wildavsky - JESUS, MARY, & JACO!

Dates: August 12th to August 14th, 2016

Artist's Reception: Saturday, August 13 // 1­-4 p.m.
Silent Auction for any unsold work: Sunday, August 14 // 1­-4 p.m.


SARA WILDAVSKY
JESUS, MARY, & JACO!

Inaugural solo exhibition inspired by legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius
130 Paintings and Drawings available to purchase: $5 to $5,000


NEW YORK – (July 21, 2016) In the spirit of the children’s book, “Where’s Waldo?”, JESUS, MARY, & JACO! invites viewers to search for these iconic spiritual figures hidden within the drawings and paintings on display. The show was conceived in the winter of 2016 in a small mill town in the North of England, when Wildavsky began featuring religious figures in her work, having joined a worldwide online healing forum calling on the support of dozens of figures from different religions and spiritualities.

She envisioned an exhibition where her paintings were displayed such that at first an image of Jesus is obvious and then becomes harder and harder to find until finally, "he" is intentionally left out. By then viewers would be so busy searching for Jesus that they were bound to find him regardless. Then, having trained themselves to see Jesus whether technically there or not, she anticipated that everyone would leave her exhibition and find Jesus (and Mary and Jaco amongst others) everywhere they went!

CELEBRATIONS:
On Saturday, August 13, 1­-4 p.m., in celebration of the exhibition, there will be live musical performances by John "Jesus" Stetch/keyboard and Jen "Jacofer" Vincent/bass, There will also be live music by John and/or Jennifer Friday August 12, 7­10pm and Sunday August 14, 1­-4pm during the auction.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Trombonist Sara Wildavsky was born in Oberlin, Ohio and spent her formative years in London, England. Despite her best efforts not to let anyone diagnose her, she was eventually awarded the same “credentials” as the great late bassist Jaco Pastorius. While Jaco used to introduce himself as “The Greatest Bass Player in the world,” Wildavsky dubbed herself “The Lowest and The Slowest Trombone Girl in Town.” That, of course, was before she became "The Highest and the Fastest" painter.

See more of Wildavsky’s work at: www.sarawildavsky.wixsite.com/visualart
Con Artist Collective & Gallery
119 Ludlow St. New York, New York 10002
Open Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm

Redfoot Productions and Con Artist Collective present: TYDM "Moonroof Condo"


Dates: July 19th - One Night Only -
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Tuesday 7 to 11 /// Opening Party: 7.19.16

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RedFoot Productions and the Con Artist Collective present: TYDM EP release party and gallery exhibition. Hosted by Erin Ashley Simon, DJ set by @DJSIRFUTURE. Additional sponsors: Casualife Group, Hypefresh, Andrew Fennel Shoots People, Luc Belaire.

Con Artist Collective & Gallery
119 Ludlow St. New York, New York 10002
Open Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm

Art By The Inch

Dates: July 6th to July 16th 
Wednesday 7 to 11 /// Opening Party 07.06.2016
Wednesday 7 to 11 /// Closing Party 07.13.2016

The world quantifies a lot of things by measurement: fruit by the foot, sticks by the bundle and even flesh by the pound. As part of a conceptual experiment, the Con Artist Collective presents its own, ART BY THE INCH. This show will feature 2 giant collaborative murals with contributions from members of the collective. Crop a section you like and pay by the inch!

 

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119 Ludlow St. New York, New York 10002
Open Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm

Decompoz Magazine

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"CON ARTIST COLLECTIVE // HUSTLING IN THE ART SCENE | NEW YORK EDITION" Check out this recent article in Decompoz Magazine on the Con Artist Collective, in print, online, and featured in a few of these great videos.

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Badass Botanicals



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Dates: June 8th to June 18th

Plants are in, and the Con Artist Collective shows its appreciation for Mother Earth in a group show featuring works inspired by, featuring, and in some cases using plants. From drawings to sculpture to photograph and everything in between, all of the work brings its own interpretation to the word “viridiplantae.”

Group Show Featuring: Bianca Romero, Andrea Cook, Glukkake, Nick McManus, Rosa Chang, Samantha Silver, Shana Pederson, Sue Karnet, Heather Elle, Jon Sirotniak, Pedro Ramirez, Jan Lauren Greenfield, Jane Zweibel, Richard Laurenzi, Ebony Vee, Bree, Nolan Rhodes, John Milisenda, Rengim Mutevellioglu, Kim Tateo, Amber Dilisio, Lindsey Brittain, Aimee Hertog, Urban Mermaid, Amanda Hurn, Thais da Fonseca, Daisy Rossetti, Emma Wade, Juliet Kasbar, Mary Grace Schwalbe, Alessandro Ravagnan, George Shephard

Con Artist Collective & Gallery
119 Ludlow St. New York, New York 10002
Open Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm