It was my friend Alex, who told me about an art show at the Con Artist Collective on Ludlow Street a couple of weeks ago. At the event, you could purchase postcard-sized original pieces from the members of the artist collective, all priced at $20. The collective is a community of emerging and established artists, and they frequently arrange events to showcase the works of their more than 500 artists, with the gallery/workspace on Ludlow functioning as a platform. It sounded like a fun way to spend a Thursday evening, while at the same time supporting the local art scene, so I signed up too.
Before the event, we met for dive bar drinks and dumplings, so we were a bit tipsy, when we arrived. I don’t know if that explains why I bought a piece picturing a sanitary napkin and two tampons on a subway train, without realizing that it was in fact a sanitary napkin and two tampons. I just saw some abstract figures attached to the train floor with what looked like cords. It wasn’t until I sent the photo to Poul, and he answered back with a “WTF?!?” that I finally got it. I still think it’s a cool piece though, and I’m happy that I bought it.
The other painting that I got has this burst of colors intruding from one side, almost taking up the entire frame. I think it would have looked even greater on a larger canvas.
The tampon painting is by an artist named Christy Bencosme and the one with the colors is by an artist named Michael K.
Con Artist Collective, 119 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side, New York