Opening Wednesday July 15, 6-9pm. Outlaw Arts, 44 Bowery, Manhattan, NYC. On view through 7/26: Weekends 3-7pm and weekdays by appointment.
Curated by ekg TAS. Art exhibited by: Cash4, CarnageNYC, Darkclouds, Darkypoop, Droid “The Boring Kid” 907, Isabel LaSala, Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter, Micah Lindenberger, magthree, Ashley Maximillian TAS, Noxer DOD, THE ABSTRACT NTEL, Shaun O’Connor, Poesia, Roycer, Gabriel J, Shuldiner, Skewville, Adam Void, Jefferson Wells TAS, Jhon Coley Wright.
THE BLACK ARTS, VOL. I is a group exhibition mired in the color black and extenuating conceptual iterations. Black is the letter X of the color palette: the infinite variable and the unknown, all things and nothing, everything and emptiness, tumescent and expectant. Blackness becomes a positive reversal, a time for rest and rejuvenation, an autonomous zone for inspired bacchanal and visionary hallucinations, a cloak for rebellion and revolution. Blackening hacks the system with an infinite aesthetic spectrum creating a neural-galactic super-semio-conducted petri dish, an environment for the subversion of cliché symbology, the redefinition of lexigraphic polars, mutating culturally standardized iconographic meanings, flipping the establishment to expose and raise the underground, a dark ashy mist wafting up from a boiling cauldron of coded brew. Unlike a status-quo white-cube gallery experience, the Outlaw Arts space will be enshrouded in total ceremonial blackness. Black curtains, black wallpaper, black floor mats, a total black out, lit only by a yellowish-orange candle-like glow from an assortment of bare-bulb double-helix vintage filaments. This pulsating laboratory altar is a crucible for Black Matter concoctions, aesthetic mutations, and twisted transmissions on a renegade broadcast channel. No god, no satan, no system, no master; No dark, no light, no black, no white.
Outlaw Arts Space
44 Bowery #2
New York, New York 10013