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Lazy Susan and Shrine Gallery the Newest Entrants to Henry Street Scene

Posted December 30, 2015 at 5:19 am

Henry Street is the latest gallerist frontier on the Lower East Side. A slow trickle of showrooms has opened up the spot – especially the block between Jefferson and Clinton. (So have developers, by the way; look next door.) Two off-the-beaten-path galleries that recently foundered are being replaced with more of the same. Striking out from […]

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Con Artist Collective on Ludlow Loses Bid for Beer-Wine Tavern

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:11 am

Con Artist celebrated five years at 119 Ludlow Street last spring. What began as a scrappy basement art studio-cum-thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), eventually morphed into a fully-fledged artist collective – on two floors – with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the hundreds. During this time, the gallery hosted over […]

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The Con Artist Collective Celebrates 5 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted April 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Con Artist is one of the few businesses on Ludlow Street in Hell Square that still caters to creativity. Something other than nightlife. What began as an ambitious basement workshop and thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), is now a fully-fledged artist collective with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the […]

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Artists Show off Handmade Action Figures at Con Artist Collective Exhibit

Posted December 2, 2014 at 9:22 am

For us, action figures played a major role during those so-called formative years. The collection – thanks to older brothers – included everything from Rowdy Roddy Piper and R2D2 to Cobra Commander and He-Man (no Kiss dolls, though). So, our excitement registered fairly high upon learning that Con Artist Collective would host an exhibition of […]

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Con Artist Collective to Celebrate the Art of Common Vermin with Upcoming Exhibit

Posted May 8, 2014 at 6:13 am

That mattress on the street; that shirt hanging from the scaffolding; that used pair of shoes on the sidewalk. For many city denizens, one word comes to mind – bedbugs. As cooped-up New Yorkers we’re groomed to both fear and loathe the bedbug. With good reason, obviously. Such a tiny insect causes jarring pain and […]

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Recap: Con Artist Celebrates 4 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted April 29, 2014 at 10:16 am

When the Con Artist Collective debuted in 2010, its mission was simple yet ambitious. Co-working space for Lower East Side artists at a reasonable price point. The office – a cramped and dank dungeon at 119 Ludlow. Four years later, the creative company is bursting at the seems, with over 250 members and a brand-spankin-new storefront […]

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Con Artist Gallery Launches Artist Residency Program; Throws Party To Celebrate

Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:26 am

The Con Artist collective now has its very own Artist Residency Program, called EPIC EPOCH. One lucky artist will receive three months of fully funded live and work space, culminating with a two-week solo show at the gallery.  Additionally, there are a bunch of opportunities to to incent the creative; 6 artists will be selected for participation in group […]

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Con Artist Opening Gallery Workspace Upstairs at 119 Ludlow

Posted August 15, 2013 at 5:22 am

Stuck in the basement for much of its life, Con Artist is again breaking free to street level.

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Recap: ‘Midnight Confessions’ at Con Artist Gallery

Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Daniel Lamanna’s “Midnight Confessions” kicked off the artist’s two-week show with the opening party at the Con Artist collective last Wednesday, May 22. Providing the perfect backdrop for Lamanna’s work, guests took in the low-brow pieces with luke-warm Keystones in hand and hip-hop throwbacks blaring through the speakers. A Brooklyn native, Lamanna’s work is undoubtedly […]

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Recap: ‘Slap: Adhesives and Egos’ at Con Artist NYC

Posted April 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm

If there is a symbol for the modern-day Lower East Side/East Village neighborhoods, it should, without a doubt, be the index card-sized “Hello, My Name Is” stickers. From the bathrooms at your local bar to the mailboxes to the side of your apartment to your trash cans: nothing is safe from these small self-indicators. One […]

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