Last Rites Gallery Brings Halloween Into The Spotlight.
(New York, NY) On Friday, October 29th at 7pm, Last Rites Gallery presents it's third annual 13th Hour group exhibit, celebrating the Halloween season. The show features renowned artists from around the globe, working in an array of mediums including painting, photography, and sculpture. Among the talent included in this exhibit is Chris Mars, known for his deeply psychological, meticulously layered oil paintings; David Stoupakis, a gothic surrealist painter who’s been profiled by media including Rolling Stone, Juxtapoz, and Spin Magazine; and Chet Zar, who’s dark vision has been featured in films including “The Ring”, “Hellboy II”, “Planet of the Apes”, as well as for the band Tool. From gothic elegance to finely crafted grotesquery, the beauty within the darkness is embraced and brought into the spotlight.
The 13th Hour opens on Friday, October 29th, 7-11pm at Last Rites Gallery, 511 W. 33rd Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues (3 blocks from Penn Station), 3rd floor, New York, NY 10001. Show runs October 29th through November 21st, 2010. More info at www.lastritesgallery.com.
Participating Artists include: Paul Booth, Scott G. Brooks, Caniglia, John Cebollero, David R. Choquette, Christopher Conte, Brendan Danielsson, Jason D’Aquino, Pedro De Kastro, Paul Gerrard, Fred Harper, Naoto Hattori, Charlie Immer, Sarah Joncas, Laurie Lipton, Travis Louie, Michael Mararian, Chris Mars, Richard Meyer, Chris Peters, Anthony Pontius, Pooch, Paul Rumsey, José Manuel Schmill, David Stoupakis, Brian M. Viveros, Jasmine Worth, and Chet Zar.
ABOUT LAST RITES GALLERY:
Established in 2008, Last Rites has become a premiere gallery for the Dark Art movement and a haven for artists who prefer to explore the ominous, uncomfortable, and eccentric in their work. Striving to showcase some of the most thought-provoking art in contemporary surrealism, Last Rites creates an atmosphere where the artist can harness limitless expression and the observer can reflect inward, inspired to understand that which resides in us all. Since it’s inception, media accolades now include Juxtapoz, Inked Magazine, Tattoo Society, Hi Fructose, NY Post, and the Channel 11 News. Paul Booth, featured by Rolling Stone as “King of Rock Tattoos”, opened Last Rites after 20 years of contributions to the tattoo art community. Networks including Discovery, TLC, MSNBC, and MTV, continue to share Paul’s reputation with the world. The uniqueness of Last Rites, aside from its focus on such work, is the collaborative effort between founding director, Genevive Zacconi and Paul Booth. The fact that they are accomplished artists as well, allows for a stronger relationship with the exhibited artists, and a more understanding and creative approach to the overall presentation of their work- enhancing the experience for everyone who visits Last Rites Gallery.