"Buggin' Out" @ Con Artist Gallery

Beneath a glossy veneer is the stark reality of a world predicated on sadistic, exploitative, and parasitic dynamics. “Buggin’ Out,” an exhibition by Con Artist Gallery opens TODAY June 3rd, and explores the gloomy side of existence through a visual study of society’s lowest life forms: the bed bugs, cockroaches and vermin who inhabit the fringe of, yet are ubiquitous to, our lives. It’s a meditation upon the aquiline beauty of the insect form as well as, symbolically, upon the soul of humanity and the spiritual crisis it faces at this present juncture.

Artists Sonja Lessley, Andrew Arnett, John Arzayus, and Sarah Wang present a unique perspective of this tiny world that is actually psychologically huge, often dreadful, often beautiful, and also plays a constant role in our lives and the universal ecosystem. They share an obsession with bugs, how they surround our everyday existence, are necessary for our survival, and in an apocalyptic age may perhaps outlive and take the place of. 

June 3rd—June 24th
Opening party Wednesday, June 4th, 8 pm
Con Artist Gallery
119 Ludlow Street (bet. Rivington and Delancey)


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