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NEW YORK\, NY (May 25th\, 2013 ) –When most of us hear the mention of the word "zombie"\, it brings up ima ges from George Romero's "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD" movies\, the AMC televi sion series\, “THE WALKING DEAD”\, and both Max Brooks'\, "Zombie Survival Guide" and "World War Z". Contemporary society has become obsessed with thi s dead\, cannibalistic phenomenon. Yet the earliest appearances of zombies date back to African and Caribbean religious mythologies. Some argue even e arlier manifestations can be found in the “Epic of Gilgamesh” and “New Test ament Book of Daniel”. It wasn’t until the early 20th century\, that zombie s first made their debut in American popular culture. From then onward\, th e horror paradigm evolved from bewitched\, voodooed creatures\, to the deca ying undead with a taste for human flesh.

In the past few year s\, the images of the walking dead have appeared in numerous ad campaigns\, countless video games\, and organized "zombie walks" across the USA. It se ems everywhere we look\, people have "zombie" on the brain. With this art s how\, we asked 50 artists to interpret the word "zombie". What is it about living dead that intrigues us? Is it the idea that they were once like us? Are the masses really consumer "zombies" programmed to receive and carry ou t the demands of commerce\, by going out and shopping for the latest things they've been convinced that they need? Or is the zombie sensation just ano ther popular culture craze? Get your zombie on with us this summer.

DTEND:20130626 DTSTAMP:20141025T230442 DTSTART:20130525 GEO:40.7543127;-74.0003108 LOCATION:Last Rites Gallery\,325 West 38th St. between 8th & 9th Avenue\nNe w York\, NY 10018 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Zombie Group Show\, Stefano Alcantara\, Mia Araujo\, William Basso\ , Michael Canavan\, John Cebollero\, Peter Chan\, Bobby Chiu\, David Chun g\, Steven J Daily\, Matt Dangler\, Brendan Danielsson\, Kato Destefan\, D ave DeVries\, Dienzo\, Bob Dob\, Zoetica Ebb\, Bob Eggleton\, Steve Ellis\ , Katelan Foisy\, alex garant\, Mark Garro\, Eliza Gauger\, Lisa Gloria\, Stan Grograou\, Gothic Hangman\, Fred Harper\, Kelley Hensing\, Stephen Hic kman\, Joshua Hoffine\, Martin Hsu\, Sarah Joncas\, J Anthony Kosar\, Aimee Kuester\, Edith Lebeau\, Steven "Kid" Lew\, Robert MacKenzie\, Angie Mason \, Vince Natale\, Vincent Di Nguyen\, Kathie Olivas\, Brandt Peters\, LOU P IMENTEL\, Stephen Price\, Carlos Ramos\, BRANDI READ\, Chris Seaman\, Allis on Sommers\, Tatiana Suarez\, L’amour Supreme\, Mark Texeira\, eric wilkers on\, David C Wong\, Jasmine Worth\, Jane Ann Wynn\, Chet Zar\, Zombienose UID:277570 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130525T230000 DTSTAMP:20141025T230442 DTSTART:20130525T070000 GEO:40.7543127;-74.0003108 LOCATION:Last Rites Gallery\,325 West 38th St. between 8th & 9th Avenue\nNe w York\, NY 10018 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Zombie Group Show\, Stefano Alcantara\, Mia Araujo\, William Basso\ , Michael Canavan\, John Cebollero\, Peter Chan\, Bobby Chiu\, David Chun g\, Steven J Daily\, Matt Dangler\, Brendan Danielsson\, Kato Destefan\, D ave DeVries\, Dienzo\, Bob Dob\, Zoetica Ebb\, Bob Eggleton\, Steve Ellis\ , Katelan Foisy\, alex garant\, Mark Garro\, Eliza Gauger\, Lisa Gloria\, Stan Grograou\, Gothic Hangman\, Fred Harper\, Kelley Hensing\, Stephen Hic kman\, Joshua Hoffine\, Martin Hsu\, Sarah Joncas\, J Anthony Kosar\, Aimee Kuester\, Edith Lebeau\, Steven "Kid" Lew\, Robert MacKenzie\, Angie Mason \, Vince Natale\, Vincent Di Nguyen\, Kathie Olivas\, Brandt Peters\, LOU P IMENTEL\, Stephen Price\, Carlos Ramos\, BRANDI READ\, Chris Seaman\, Allis on Sommers\, Tatiana Suarez\, L’amour Supreme\, Mark Texeira\, eric wilkers on\, David C Wong\, Jasmine Worth\, Jane Ann Wynn\, Chet Zar\, Zombienose UID:277571 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR