Recap: ‘Slap: Adhesives and Egos’ at Con Artist NYC

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 at 12:10 pm by
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If there is a symbol for the modern-day Lower East Side/East Village neighborhoods, it should, without a doubt, be the index card-sized “Hello, My Name Is” stickers. From the bathrooms at your local bar to the mailboxes to the side of your apartment to your trash cans: nothing is safe from these small self-indicators. One appendage of what graffiti art has evolved into, these stickers serve as a quick and easy way for artists to get their name up onto any surface which will hold a sticker.

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One place I’ve never seen these stickers is a gallery; that is, until now. Con Artist’s newest show called “Slap: Adhesives & Egos” showcases DIY stickers, the handiwork of graffiti writers, some of the bigger names whose work your undoubtedly seen plastered on the side of something (Peru Ana, Ana Peru or Rusk) alongside lesser-known artists’ work.

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Con Artist hosts a gallery night every Wednesday at 8. The basement digs at 119 Ludlow really is an awesome space for emerging artists: an affordable 24-hour work space is provided to members, who are voted in by the current resident artists. In an artist-supporting spirit, 75 percent of all sales goes directly to the artist. Stop by today to check out the “Slap” exhibit; closing party is tonight.

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