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WHITEHOT MAGAZINE - NEW YORK ART, 1980S UNDERGROUND AT CONTRA GALLERIES

Ashley Jones

WHITEHOT MAGAZINE - NEW YORK ART, 1980S UNDERGROUND AT CONTRA GALLERIES

Richard Hambleton, mixed media on door and canvas. New York Art, 1980s UndergroundContra Galleries, New York, NY122 West 26th Street until March 6By ANTHONY HADEN-GUEST February, 2019   They were a trinity: Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Other names have blown up since in the realm of Graffiti/Street Art  – Faile, Kaws, Banksy – but the trinity stayed on its perch as the market-tested, critic-approved, museum-grade Right Stuff. Or so it was until just sixteen months ago, which was when the death of Richard Hambleton, the creator of Shadowman, set off a catch-up frenzy which lickety-split took his prices from the...


JUXTAPOZ - DAVID HENRY NOBODY JR. SHOWS HIS SURREAL AND DISTORTED SELF PORTRAITS AT NEW YORK'S CONTRA GALLERY

Matt McGlynn

JUXTAPOZ - DAVID HENRY NOBODY JR. SHOWS HIS SURREAL AND DISTORTED SELF PORTRAITS AT NEW YORK'S CONTRA GALLERY

Next week, New York-based professional weirdo David Henry Nobody Jr is opening his latest exhibition titled Fake Smears and Facial Food Fiascos, featuring photography, video, and an interactive performance, at New York's Contra Gallery. Fake Smears and Facial Food Fiascos will show the artist transormed into bizarre characters using masks and wearable sculptures comprised of food and consumerist detritus. The artist calls this practice “Resemblage,” a term he coined to describe his unique conceptualizations, humorously and disturbingly exploring the dark side of American pop culture and politics. His “Resemblage” pieces question humanity, the modern day, and aims to incite the imagination, exploring notions of “the self” in...


CBS - BEST WINTER ART EXHIBITS IN NYC

Ashley Jones

CBS - BEST WINTER ART EXHIBITS IN NYC

The Subconscious Canvas Contra Galleries122 W. 26th St.New York, NY 10001www.contragalleries.com See More: Best Abstract Art Exhibits In New York City Artists are known for expressing themselves and the latest exhibition at Contra Galleries takes this to the literal level with their latest exhibition entitled The Subconscious Canvas. Thanks to Theta Spring Hypnosis, eight local New York-based artists were able to create works of art while under hypnosis in the Himalayan salt room at Modrn Sanctuary. They were provided with a recording of the session, which they were asked to listen to prior to creating art. Over the course of nine weeks, the...