Cyberdine@ Last Rites Gallery

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Cyberdine@ Last Rites Gallery
Curated by: Genevive Zacconi

325 West 38th St.
between 8th & 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
May 17th, 2008 - May 29th, 2008
Opening: May 17th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tue-Sat 2-9; Sun 2-6
Last Rites Tattoo Theatre


Cyberdine Art Show Explores Boundaries Between Man and Machine

(New 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 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 Zacconi.