Futurotica 2


Dates: November 14 to November 26

FUTUROTICA 2: An erotica show with a futurist slant!

The sequel to our popular Futurotica show. You don't want to miss this opening party. Our entire first floor will be open to the public with performances TBA.

What will the standards of beauty be in the future? What will pornography look like? What contraptions will people get themselves off with? Will there be people? Will people even have sex, or will we all end up wearing those sensor rings from Demolition Man?

Bring a date! But, but maybe leave Nana at home.

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

Andrea Cook Solo Show

Andrea Cook Solo Show

Dates: November 8-10

The solo exhibition of artist Andrea Cook, well known for her NYC street art presence and "Pussy Power" series.

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

MUD - Gabriella Cerqueira


Dates: November 4th - November 7th
Friday 7 to 11 /// Reception 11.4.2016

"MUD" is a multimedia project focused on the tremendous sociological and environmental repercussions of an iron ore mine which burst in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The goal is to raise awareness of this tragedy on its one year anniversary in order to ensure that it is never forgotten. Through photos, videos and interviews the project unearths the extensive human rights violations caused by the gross negligence of the mining company, Samarco, and raises awareness of the continuous environmental repercussions for the river, the Rio Doce.

On November 5th 2015, a colossal mudslide caused by the collapse of Samarco’s “Fundão Dam” tore through the towns of Bento Rodrigues and Paracatu de Baixo without any warning, killing 19 people and displacing thousands. Our team visited these mud-torn towns and filmed what remained once the ruins had been excavated. The photos expose the eerie remnants of the residents’ past lives and the destruction that the dam’s contents had left behind, 5 months after the occurrence of the most significant environmental disasters of our time.

"MUD" hopes to unsettle viewers with the captured images so that they can be visually transported to a reality of homes, of business and history buried under the negligence of the mining industry. By bringing to light the ruins of small towns and river communities lost under mining residues, we aim for viewers to feel the pain and suffering of the victims through the reality of landscapes torn by mining residues. Furthermore, the iron-mining waste continued to travel 300 miles down the Rio Doce, eventually reaching the Atlantic Ocean in Espirito Santo. We conducted interviews with residents and fishermen who had spent their entire lives in communion with the Rio Doce and who now referred to it as being “dead”. We understood that it was our purpose as filmmakers to tell the story of this river and its people. The biodiversity of the river was destroyed with currents of poisonous mining wastes occupying what was once the major clean water source for the region.

Today, the Rio Doce is poisonous to even enter. We focused on how this catastrophe has robbed the way of life from numerous river dwelling communities that are dependent on fishing, tourism and marine conservation, forcing them into a continual struggle with no end in sight. Our goal is to give the victims the attention and opportunities they deserve to move forward and start over again.

 

Check out Gabriella Cerqueira's Artist Spotlight!




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

Reveal - Walter Rodriguez


Dates: November 3rd
Thursday 7pm to 11pm /// 11.31.2016


An exhibition of photography from Walter Rodriguez. Implied/Nude photos set against a backdrop of industrial sprawl on it's way to being reclaimed by mother nature.

Guest work:
The expression of personal emotions through the paintings of Jesus Donohue.

The morbid dark world of, Joe JoeZus Viana, through his paintings.

Colorful paintings featuring female portraits by Chris Mantiera Dark style drawings by Eleanor Jimenez

A fashion show by Jackie Florez featuring handmade Wicked Raven Designs

And last but certainly not least, a very special burlesque show by Audrey Deja Allen

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

Halloween 2016


Dates: October 31st
Monday 7 to Midnight /// All Hallow's Eve 10.31.2016

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE


Come party with the artists of the Lower East Side's infamous Con Artist Collective this Halloween. Tickets for non-members are limited, so snag one while you still can. Show a print-out of your ticket at the bar for 2 free drinks!

"Dramatis Personae" Costume Contest! All costumes considered!

1st place - One FREE month of 24/7 access to the coworking space ($324 value)

2nd place - One FREE year subscription to the collective's members-only social network ($65 value)

3rd place - SWAG bag including a t-shirt, zines, patches, stickers, enamel pins and original art! ($ value to be determined by future art market of the future if there even is a future)

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

Summer Residency Group Show

Dates: October 25th to October 27th
Wednesday 7 to 11 /// Reception 10.26.2016

As part of the Con Artist Collective's ongoing support for emerging artists, a curated summer residency program was created to provide affordable studio space and an opportunity to showcase work. The artists selected, by jurors and handpicked for their art world experience and reputations, joined others in the shared space of the collective to create work for this upcoming showcase. It is part of our belief that the shared environment expands the mind and allows for different results than art created in the confines of a solitary studio. Celebrate the end of the program's inaugural year and meet the artists of tomorrow!

Featuring the artwork of:

Isaac Vancuren

Katie Bacon

Melody Guini

Ray Fontaine

Join us for the reception on Wednesday, October 26th from 7pm-11pm for refreshments and a meet-n-greet with the participating artists. Most of the work will be available for purchase.


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