Candylands - July 31st to August 4th



Dates: July 31st to August 4th
GALLERY PARTY: Wednesday August 2nd /// 7-11pm


Candy has long inspired creative minds across the artistic spectrum. From works of literature and film like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Bow Wow Wow’s "I Want Candy", these tasty treats have ignited some of the world’s favorite works of art. Andy Warhol found a muse in candy with his famous Candy Still Life. Carry Leibowitz emerged in 1990’s under the name “Candyass”. It’s impact on the arts is truly immeasurable. Satisfy your sweet tooth and check out the Con Artist Collective Show CandyLands. It's gonna be SUH-WEET!

Sponsored By:
Economy Candy

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

Meet Your Marker - July 24th to July 28th



Dates: July 24th to July 28th
GALLERY PARTY: Wednesday July 26th /// 7-11pm


Ever pass by the marker section of your favorite art supply store, unable to resist picking up a new one? This show is for you! It's a great time to be a marker artist with all the available supplies out there from graffiti markers to brush types to the millions of colors now being produced. Catch this Con Artist Collective group show pushing the boundaries of this incredibly versatile and accessible artistic tool. You might even be inspired to make your own creations!

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

ScreenPUNCH - July 17 to July 21

Screen Punch Flyer

Dates: 7/7/17 - July 17th to July 21st
GALLERY PARTY: Wednesday July 19th /// 7-11pm


The Lower East Side and New York City has always had an exciting history with screen printing. More than just Andy Warhol's famous vibrant color portraits of celebrities and political figures, screen prints were also countless band flyers, T-shirts, posters and even record album covers, whatever those are. Harken back to a not so distant past with this group show at the Con Artist Collective and relive a time when this mostly American art form and DIY aesthetic was a familiar element on street light poles, alley walls, underground magazines and music club venues.

7 七, QĪ- LUCKY/UNLUCKY
Like 5, 7 has both positive and negative connotations in Chinese culture. For the positive side, 七 sounds like both 起 (qǐ), which means “start” or “rise”, and also 气 (qì), which means “vital energy”. Seven is also seen as a lucky number for relationships. The Qixi Festival (七夕節), also known as the Chinese Valentine's Day, falls on the 7th day of the 7th month in the lunar calendar. The 7th month is also known as the “ghost month” in China, where ghosts and spirits are believed to rise from hell to visit earth. While ghosts may be seen as omens, the ghost festival in the 7th month is widely celebrated. 7 may also be considered unlucky because 七 sounds like 欺 , meaning “cheat”.

Flyer by Idle Beats Shanghai


Con Artist Collective & Gallery

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

Putin In Drag



Dates: July 10th to July 14th
GALLERY PARTY: Wednesday July 12th /// 7-11pm


Alexander Tsvetkov has been commited to a mental institution, and we could face 15 days in prison or a fine of $53 for distributing this image, or others like it, if we were in Russia. This show will consist of portraits of your favorite politicians, celebrities, characters, etc in drag or bending their gender roles.

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

Cut/Paste - July 3 to July 7



Dates: July 3rd to July 7th
GALLERY PARTY: Wednesday July 5th /// 7-11pm


Cut and Paste was a process created for the modern era of digital typesetting and now also used in computer graphic design, but this Con Artist Collective group show features various forms of collage. The physical act of cutting and pasting together elements from previous material to produce something new is as relevant today as when the name was given to this art form by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in the early 20th century. Everything old is new again! Reduce, Recycle and Reuse! Cut and Paste!

Flyer artwork by Boris Bernard



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

The $20 Art Show



DATES: June 26th to 30th
GALLERY PARTY: JUNE 28th /// 7-11 PM


"Art is food! You can't eat it, but it feeds you. Art has to be cheap and available to everybody."
-Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover Vermont, 1984

Presale tickets are available. For $25 you can come to the gallery at 6pm one hour before it's open to the public and select one framed postcard while enjoying a free drink.
Get your Limited tickets available here.

This popular show of 4x6 original works returns for 2017! Come browse hundreds on postcard sized originals. Everything $20. No reproductions or prints, all one-of-a-kind. Peruse work from 500+ artists and members of the Con Artist Collective. Big names and emerging artists alike! Something for every taste, at a price everyone can afford. See you there!

PRESS:
Bedford & Bowery article from the first show


Con Artist Collective & Gallery

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