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Chet Zar & Craig LaRotonda @ Last Rites Opening Night Photos

Cradled within the atmospheric darkness of the newlyrenovated Last Rites Gallery in NYC was an intense convergence of new works byartists Chet Zar and Craig LaRotonda. While Zar’s creatures took onconfrontational poses in the tightly focused portraits, LaRotonda explored the7 deadly sins via darkly portrayed primates. While both artists’ oeuvresfocused on macabre imagery, Zar’s works exhibited an incredible control oflight and color while LaRotonda employed a unique style that made the paintingsappear like relics exhumed from old churches. View more of the works and photos from the openingnight after the jump.

Artist Chet Zar

Cradled within the atmospheric darkness of the newly renovated Last Rites Gallery in NYC was an intense convergence of new works by artists Chet Zar and Craig LaRotonda. While Zar’s creatures took on confrontational poses in the tightly focused portraits, LaRotonda explored the 7 deadly sins via darkly portrayed primates. While both artists’ oeuvres focused on macabre imagery, Zar’s works exhibited an incredible control of light and color while LaRotonda employed a unique style that made the paintings appear like relics exhumed from old churches. View more of the works and photos from the opening night below.

Chet Zar

Artist Craig LaRotonda

Craig LaRotonda

Artist Molly Crabapple

Chet Zar

Craig LaRotonda

Artists Genevive Zacconi and Fred Harper

Craig LaRotonda

Artist Martin Wittfooth

Chet Zar

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