Anima Pemumbra 4 by Menton3 (All Photos By Gail, Click on Any Image to Enlarge for Detail)
Things got dark and scary at Last Rites Gallery, as they are wont to do, at Saturday night’s opening reception for the Gallery’s Fifth Anniversary group show. Of course, dark and scary is how we like it at Last Rites, a gallery dedicated to exhibiting Horror Themed art and surrealist / pop art that falls to the right of the macabre.
Dead General By Esao Andrews
Curated by Gallery Director (and freelance photographer) Derek Storm, this collection features paintings, sculptures, drawings and mixed media works by over forty artists, including a selection of Last Rites‘ roster of represented artists such as Chris Mars, Jason D’Aquino, Chet Zar, Beau Stanton and the legendary HR Giger.
Birth Machine Baby Bronze Sculpture By HR Giger
Deep Rising By Colin Christian
Colin Christian has a beautiful sculpture in the show and his equally talented wife, Sas Christian has contributed a painting, below, that to me looks a lot like actress Naomi Watts.
The Fear By Sas Christian
Mark Kostabi and Me
Mark Kostabi was there! It is always fun to see Mark, he is so nice and such a charmer!
How About a Refill? by Mark Kostabi
It is not very challenging to pick out Mark’s contribution to the show. His style is extremely distinctive.
Drowning Salvation by Matt Dangler
I liked this one a lot.
These two artists created this paint during the exhibit. I guess that qualifies it as “Performance Art.”
Red King By Michael Hussar
This very fun and diverse exhibit will be up until May 18th, 2013, so be sure and make a trip over to Last Rites at 511 West 33rd Street while you can!
Poor & Stoned Diptych By Jason D’Aquino