• But is it Art at Con-Artist Collective

    But is it Art at Con-Artist Collective

    Neurofibromatosis by Saks Afridi
    Neurofibromatosis by Saks Afridi

    Pre-smashed TVs, radical doll parts, fecal matter. . . can’t artists just paint pictures anymore? From abstract to conceptual, from installation to bricolage, from metamodernism to zombie formalism, you can slap a label on anything, maybe even a price tag. . . but is it art?

    Taking one of contemporary art’s most pressing questions as its title, this group show at the Con Artist Collective addresses the current atmosphere of our post-painting, post-postmodern art world. With an emphasis on mixed-media work that employs non-traditional materials and methods, “But is it Art?” examines the sometimes violent shift away from classical modes and features artists as bold in the visions they build as they are ruthless in the rules they break.

    “But is it Art?” is curated by Josef Pinlac and includes work by artists Adriana Garces, Audrey Ryan, Bree Rubin, Heather Marie Scholl, Laura Tack, Marianna Peragallo, Maria Petrovskaya, Sessa Englund, Shaina Yang, Winter Mendelson, Tia Dunn, Paola Torres Nuñez Del Prado, Daniel Lamanna, James Gardella, John De La O, Josef Pinlac and Saks Afridi.

    But is it Art curated by Josef Pinlac

    May 5 – May 15, 2015

    Con-Artist Collective

    119 Ludlow street, NYC

    Writing via press release

    Photography provided by the gallery and the artistsBut is it Art at Con-Artist CollectiveBut is it Art at Con-Artist Collective

    Curator and artist Josef Pinlac
    Curator and artist Josef Pinlac 


    artist Jamie Martinez checking out triangulism's emergency kit
    Artist Jamie Martinez checking out triangulism’s emergency kit by Josef Pinlac

    But is it Art at Con-Artist Collective

    James Performance_BUTISART

    Artists emergency kit by Josef Pinlac
    Artists emergency kit by Josef Pinlac for Jamie Martinez (Triangulism)


    Press release and photographs courtesy of the gallery and the artists. If you would like to submit your photo story or article, please email INFO@ARTEFUSE.COM.


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