Last Rites Gallery has made a name for itself in the new contemporary art scene as New York’s “dark arts” gallery. Over the weekend, founder Paul Booth made a departure from the gallery’s taste for darker side of Surrealism with his new venture, Booth Gallery. The gallery is located at the same address as Last Rites in New York, which has moved to the second floor mezzanine gallery, where it will showcase works by international artists working in a variety of media and figurative styles. Many of them are featured in Booth Gallery’s inaugural group exhibition, “Second Sight”: Chad Wys, Jesse Draxler, Ekaterina Panikanova, Ted Lawson, Jade Townsend, Johan Barrios, Mike Cockrill, Ryan Hewett, and Todd Lim. The title of the exhibition refers to the extraordinary ability that some have to look beyond our five senses. Their collective works aim to explore the analogies and differences between reality, representation and everything in between.
“Second Sight” is currently on view at Booth Gallery, located at 325 W. 38th St Store#1, NYC, NY 10018, until December 30th, 2015.