Thursday, May 30, 2013

Zombie art comes to NYC Last Rites gallery

Zombie the Eighth? 
Artwork that depicts the creepy and downright macabre is hotter than ever and there’s a gallery in Manhattan to prove it.

The Last Rites Gallery was founded in 2008 by artists Genevive Zacconi and Paul Booth. In their unique collaboration, they strive to display and explore some of the most “ominous, uncomfortable, and eccentric” pieces of art. The goal is to make the observer “reflect inward, inspired to understand that which resides in us all.”

Having already showcased almost 60 artists, Last Rights opened their newest exhibit, “Zombie” on May 25. It is being guest curated by Travis Louie and features several artists who “interpret the world zombie,” including Stefano Alcantara, Peter Chan, Zoetica Ebb and, appropriately named, Zombienose.

The exhibit is on display until June 26.

The gallery is located at 511 W 33rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 3rd Floor, New York City and is open Tuesday through Saturday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, check out their website and let us know if you plan on checking out this very cool exhibit.

-Larissa Mrykalo