Dan Quintana and Pooch set to make solo appearances in NYC @ Last Rites Gallery!
(New York, NY) On Saturday, September 4th at 7pm, NYC's Last Rites Gallery will open two solo exhibitions of new work. Ethos Astray by Dan Quintana in gallery one and Pooch in gallery two.
Dan Quintana is a name many of us know in the contemporary surrealist community. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dan maintains a certain street aesthetic in virtually all of his pieces. Nonetheless, the influences of the historically respected masters are prominent. There is a wonderfully daring component to Dan Quintana's work, stylistically blending the politics of the LA streets with the richness of old techniques. Each oil painting is truly confrontational, a certain spiritual materialism, from inception to the final stages of framing. This same fearlessness has allowed Quintana to establish himself in modern media as well. His artistry is found on custom-car tv shows, MTV's Pimp My Ride and TLC's Street Customs. As exceptional talent can never go unnoticed, Dan Quintana and his contributions to the realms of custom car artistry and surrealist oil painting, can be found in publications such as: Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, and more.
Michael "Pooch" Pucciarelli, began his artistry as a thriving and prosperous tattoo artist. Owner of Altered State, a Florida-based tattoo studio, Pooch designates his fifteen years of tattooing and drawing as his most significant instructor in the cross-training as the established painter we know today. Self-taught, Pooch maintains a certain quality of daring ethnicity. His unique approach, blending a modern dark-surrealist palette with traditional cultural components, most significantly, Los Dios de los Muertes, is profound. The respect Pooch holds for his influences (Escher, Giger, Dali) and his contemporaries (Tod Schorr, Joe Coleman, Mark Ryden, Robert Williams) shows through his artistry. His attention to detail and symbolic emphasis truly sets this artist apart. Pooch has been featured at Copro Nason (LA), Roq La Rue (Seattle), Cpop (Detroit), and now New York City's Last Rites Art Gallery.
Solo exhibitions of new work for both Dan Quintana and Pooch open on Saturday, September 4th, 7-11pm at Last Rites Gallery, 511 W. 33rd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues (3 blocks from Penn Station), 3rd floor, New York, NY 10001. Show runs September 4th through October 9th, 2010. More info at www.lastritesgallery.com.
Last Rites Art Gallery is a renowned haven for dark surrealism. For those artists who prefer to explore the ominous, the uncomfortable, the eccentric and the occult, all that the dark imagination offers is welcome. Whether an avid collector or simply curious, this gallery offers a place to recognize this work as it relates to every individual. Since Last Rites was established in April 2008, media accolades include Inked Magazine, Tattoo Society, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, NY Post, and the Channel 11 News. Paul Booth, dubbed Rolling Stone's "King of Rock Tattoos," founded the gallery after 20 years of contributions to the tattoo art community. Featured on networks including Discovery, TLC, MSNBC, and MTV, Paul continues to share his reputation. His devotion to both tattoo artistry and evolution into the world of fine art, led Paul to establish a gallery where likeminded artists can express the true meaning of their art to the world.
511 W. 33rd Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues) 3rd floor, New York, NY 10001
Hours: Tues - Sat 2-9 pm, Sun 2-6 pm Phone: 212.529.0666