Exhibitions

Maxwell N. Burnstein: Death of an Icon

Matt McGlynn

Maxwell N. Burnstein: Death of an Icon

Death of an Icon is a collaged commentary on the construct of celebrity culture andthe result of fame on Hollywood, Los Angeles. Artist Maxwell N. Burnstein collages icons of the silver screen against landscapephotography of eroding Los Angeles to disrupt the illusions of fame. Celebrities of Old Hollywood (1920-1960) projected a glamour and lifestyle that hastranscended into the digital era. Nostalgic for their representation on screen, thestudios that managed careers maintained public images that are still held in popularculture. Resident photographer Jason Barbagelott captures the pollution, poverty andresulting lifestyle many LA natives face, to be collaged against the idea of...


Terry Urban | June 22nd - July 5th, 2017

Matt McGlynn

Terry Urban | June 22nd - July 5th, 2017

Join us June 22nd - July 5th as Terry Urban presents Primitive. A selection of roughly 20 truly exceptional pieces. Urban’s style is most influenced by Abstract Expressionism and Neo-Expressionism, where he is not interested in an accurate execution of his subjects, but rather in exploring the possibilities of abstraction. In his early years, Urban was interested in art and began to paint graffiti. However, his music career as a DJ began to flourish and his painting took a back seat. Musically, Urban’s DJ career has spanned over a decade but he was looking for a more creative outlet in life....


Clayton Woodley I May 25th - June 21st, 2017

Matt McGlynn

Clayton Woodley I May 25th - June 21st, 2017

  Come see the nomadic visuals of Clayton Woodley this Thursday as we present Dreams to Awaken. Clayton Woodley explores the world as a nomadic creator. His debut body of work “Dreams to Awaken” combines surreal-like landscapes from remote corners of the world with female form interacting with chiffons of varying opacities.  His large-scale color photographs explore themes of identity through chance gestural movements between the women and fabric within the frame.  His underlining esoteric theme returns the human experience to its divinity within nature much like the representative flower each piece is titled after.    American, b. 1987, Columbus,...


Resonance Presents Goldcap | May 20th, 2017

Matt McGlynn

Resonance Presents Goldcap | May 20th, 2017

by Chloe Louise Smith Leave behind the cumbersome bustle of city life this Saturday, May 20th, to attend the launch of RESONANCE NYC, an events company I've created with a fantastic group of creative individuals in addition to being the Contra Galleries gallerist. Let us transport you to the desert and into a thoughtful expanse of time still centuries away with special guest Goldcap. Resonate with us and explore our 3D desert environment with friends old and new. The footprints we leave behind will be as important as the ones on the path we follow. RESONANCE NYC is a new community...


Domingo Zapata & Daniel Mazzone | May 3rd - May 24th, 2017

Matt McGlynn

Domingo Zapata & Daniel Mazzone | May 3rd - May 24th, 2017

  Domingo Zapata For over 20 years Zapata has built a body of work, which varies significantly in motif, though consistently explores themes of sexuality, opulence, and vitality in his signature style. In this distinctive hand, Zapata layers fantasy and reality, luring the viewer into his potent, cosmically beautiful world. Known for his signature "Polo" series, which first gained him critical acclaim, more recent work focuses on themes including his native Spanish culture, American Pop icons, and the state of the contemporary practice. He often draws on his experiences as a songwriter (Zapata co-wrote lyrics for Michael Jackson and Jon...