Opening Night: Sarah Joncas and Chris Haas at Last Rites Gallery

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New York City’s nexus for the dark arts, Last Rites Gallery, recently debuted two solo shows, Sarah Joncas‘ “Taking Over” and Chris Haas‘ “Waking the Dead.” Sarah Joncas paintings of solitary females tapped into vices and dark, self-destructive impulses while Haas’ sculptures presented the remains of otherworldly creatures constructed from found animal skulls. Last Rites Gallery just launched a YouTube channel where they will be releasing exclusive interviews with their exhibiting artists. In their first video, associate director Erica Berkowitz interviews Sarah Joncas about her work. Stay tuned for the upcoming release of a video interview with Chris Haas on the Last Rites YouTube channel. Watch the interview with Sarah Joncas and take a look at some opening night photos below.

Ozzie Mortanis and Sarah Joncas

Last Rites co-founder Paul Booth and guests

Live painting with Oly Anger, Matt Buck and Markus Blanchard

Gallery guests

Gallery guests

Associate gallery director Erica Berkowitz (right) and guests

Gallery guests

Chris Haas

Chris Haas and guest

Chris Haas and friends

Associate Director Erica Berkowitz, Paul Booth, Chris Haas, Sarah Joncas and Director Derek Storm

Paul Booth live painting

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