Last Rites Gallery for the third year in a row has decided to find out what several of today’s brightest art stars are capable of when asked to create ONE piece that could be considered truly ‘dark art’. Many artists find themselves in the groove of creating a certain mood or emotion through their… work and have, understandably, become quite comfortable following this path in their art-making. At Last Rites Gallery we want to break that mold and challenge the artists to create art that searches through new or buried feelings and emotions. The artists will let go of the light and allow the dark to thrive, as pop takes on a new form.
Participating artists include: Buff Monster, Esao Andrews, Scott Musgrove Mark Dean Veca , Daniel Hyun Lim, Glenn Barr, the PIZZ, Brian Despain, Mr. Christopher, Beau Stanton, Molly Crabapple, Michael Page, Mark Elliott, Mark Garro, Gaia, Noaur, Amy Crehore.
About Last Rites Gallery: Established in 2008, Last Rites has become a premiere gallery for the Dark Art movement and a haven for artists who prefer to explore the ominous, uncomfortable, and eccentric in their work. Striving to showcase some of the most thought-provoking art in contemporary surrealism, Last Rites creates an atmosphere where the artist can harness limitless expression and the observer can reflect inward, inspired to understand that which resides in us all. Since it’s inception, media accolades now include Juxtapoz, Inked Magazine, Tattoo Society, Hi Fructose, NY Post, and the Channel 11 News. Paul Booth, featured by Rolling Stone as “King of Rock Tattoos”, opened Last Rites after 20 years of contributions to the tattoo and art community. Networks including Discovery, TLC, MSNBC, and MTV, continue to share the Last Rites reputation with the world.