Cyberdine Art Show Explores Boundaries Between Man and Machine
York, NY) On May 17th, Last Rites Gallery, New York's only gallery of
dark art, will present Cyberdine, a show of two artists exploring the
boundaries between man and machine.
Fred Harper and Christopher Conte are two prolific, artistic
virtuosos with a dark, cyberpunk aesthetic which they express in wildly
different ways. Born in Norway, Conte's background is in making
prosthetic limbs for amputees. He now turns his sculptural talents
towards mechanized skulls- coils growing like cancer; and predatory,
robotic insects poised to strike. His work has been seen in Wired,
Popular Science, Make Magazine, and the Discovery Channel.
Harper, meanwhile, honed his skills as an illustrator and comics
artist. His paintings, alternately moody and violent, are a
classically painted savagery of the human form. Nude sirens with metal
and amputated limbs populate a nightmare vision of New York. Harper's
work has appeared in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Esquire,
Playboy, and Time Magazine, and he's created the key art for Ozzfest.
Cyberdine's opening reception will take place on May 17th, 7-10 pm,
at Last Rites Gallery, 511 W. 33rd Street, between 10th & 11th
Avenues (3 blocks from Penn Station), 3rd floor, New York, NY 10001.
The exhibit runs through June 29th. Visit www.lastritesgallery.com for more information.
About Last Rites Gallery: Last Rites Gallery is New York's only
gallery of dark art. Founded by legendary painter and tattoo artist
Paul Booth, Last Rites opened on April 4th and has received accolades
from places as diverse as Inked Magazine, Juxtapoz, and the Channel 11
Morning News. All shows are curated by gallery director Genevive