Guest curated by Andrew Michael Ford
Last Rites Gallery and guest curator Andrew Michael Ford (director of Ad Hoc Art, curator of Deep Pop) have decided to find out what several of today’s brightest art stars are capable of when asked to create ONE piece of what could be considered truly ‘dark art’. Many artists find themselves in a nice groove of creating a certain mood or emotion through their work and have, understandably, become quite comfortable following this path in their art-making. We were curious, however, what would happen if things were to get a little uncomfortable, as the artist challenged themselves to search through new or buried feelings and emotions, the kind which might find their place on the ‘darker’ side of the artistic spectrum. With that in mind, Last Rites Gallery and guest curator Andrew Michael Ford proudly present “Dark Pop”: A collection of truly ‘dark art’ from an incredibly talented and diverse group of artists who would normally never get anywhere near this stuff! The results, we believe, are nothing short of astounding!
Participating artists include: Lisa Alisa, Esao Andrews, Camilla d’Errico, D’holbachie, Imminent Disaster, Ron English, The Dirty Fabulous, Ewelina Ferruso, Gaia, Sarah Joncas, kozyndan, Tessar Lo, David MacDowell, Jeff McMillan, MOMO, Gilbert Oh, Pagan, Peripheral Media Projects, Isabel Samaras, Chris Stain, Nicole Steen, Gary Taxali, Connie Wang, Jaeran Won and more!