New York Show at Causey Contemporary

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HONEYCOMB and Causey Contemporary proudly present Ritual, a group exhibition featuring original artwork produced by over twenty of the freshest urban, newbrow, young contemporary artists hailing from seven countries. Ritualistic behavior is one of the few things that have universally permeated all human sociological development. It has helped form civilizations, spawned entire belief systems, and through the ages has continuously influenced human conduct while simultaneously shaping the world as we know it. While the actual processes may vary, the incorporation of ritual into society is something that transcends nationality, geographic location and linear timeline. Cultures of both the past and present have used symbolic, traditional or religious rituals for any number of reasons including divination, personal pleasure, the achievement of spiritual or emotional needs, the formation of social bonds, expressions of respect and devotion, the advancement of social status, acceptance or for educational purposes. Although there are great differences among the countless rituals in existence, it is evident that regardless of intent or appearance, ritualistic behavior is undeniably intertwined with both our past and our future, and something that unites us all. Participating artists will be addressing the theme of ritualistic behavior and through an eclectic collection of artwork, are set to present unique interpretations of both ancient and modern rituals. Tribal body painting, fortune telling, superstitious beliefs, religious ceremony, magical sigils/charms and indigenous totems are just a taste of what is in store. In addition to the artwork, Rosmary Ceraso, master drummer and founder of “Earthbeat” will be generously providing a soundtrack for the show to engage viewers with sound. Pratima Naithani will be installing her unique sweet shop bus outside the gallery during the opening reception for visitors to explore. There will be traditional Indian sweets and cold beer that has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery, and Three Design Studio will be designing special invitations that will allow the public to participate in an interactive ritual within the gallery space. Ritual will be on-view July 12 – August 28, 2011. Summer Gallery hours are Wed. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat and Sun. 12 – 6 p.m. And Mon. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The public is invited to the artists’ reception on July 12th from 6 – 9 p.m For more information on the exhibition, contact Causey Contemporary at 718 218 8939 or via email at info@causeycontemporary.com. For additional information on HONEYCOMB, please contact Trystan Bates, 347-903-9940, trystan@inthehoneycomb.com, Featured Artists: TOOCO (Argentina) Grolou (France) Blu Shu Wei (Argentina) The Dirty Fabulous (US) Jon MacNair (US) Patrick Winfield (US) MART (Argentina) David Schillinglaw (UK) Jaz (Argentina) Universo Sael (Argentina) Alice Mizrachi (US) Paul Chatem (US) Fionn McCabe (US) Run Don’t Walk (Argentina) Patrick Hartyl (Germany TwoOne (Japan/Melbourne) Adria Fruitos (France) Matias Vigliano (Argentina) Gabriel Dubois (Germany) Sael (Argentina) Base-V (Brasil) Pratima Naithani (US) TB/Setab (US/Argentina) Motomichi (Ecuador/US) Tadeo Muliero (Argentina) Rosemary Ceraso (US) Sam Gibbons (US) ZOOT (UK) About HONEYCOMB: HONEYCOMB is an international collective based out of Buenos Aires composed of some of the most exciting urban and young contemporary artists around. The group works together on the production of exhibitions, crossover projects, events and collaborations with the goal of promoting the next wave of innovative young artists, as well as cross cultural exchange and environmental conversation. Founded in 2009 by Trystan Bates, HONEYCOMB has staged multiple exhibitions and projects in Germany, Buenos Aires, and New York, with plans to expand to nine additional countries over the course of the next few years. It is the hope of the group to present cutting-edge artwork that provokes thought and conversation in a way that is universally accessible and welcoming to the general public. An additional concern of the collective is the importance environmental conservation. HONEYCOMB hopes to help make a positive change to assist deforested land through a 5% donation on all revenue earned to Wild Again, visit www.wild-again.org Visit www.inthehoneycomb.com for additional information on HONEYCOMB. Sponsors: Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center, Montana Cans, Brooklyn Brewery, Blackfin, Three Design Studio, NY Studio Factory and PLYWERK

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