Chris Conte: Biomechanist

Some give their right arm for a piece of Mr. Conte’s work.

Shown above, Black Widow 1; inset, Lethal Injection Attack Droid Prototype; below, Biomechanical Arm.

Artist Christopher Conte has a joint show titled Cyberdine at the Last Rites Gallery, located at 511, West 33rd Street (btw. 10th & 11th Avenues, on the 3rd floor) in New York City. His work is being shown together with the work of Fred Harper.

By day, Mr. Conte makes artificial limbs for amputees. He also considers himself a “hobbyist” in robotic engineering. The Last Rites gallery bills itself as a venue for artists who “explore the darker side of their imagination”. Appropriately, they are a New York exhibitor for the work of world renowned Swiss artist, H.R. Giger (also known for the creature, Alien). Giger and Conte are both represented by Les Barany.

This exhibit of Christopher Conte’s work came to my attention reading the current print edition of WIRED Magazine, issue 16.06. Chris’ work has also been featured in Dark Matter, Boing Boing, beinArt (The Surreal Art Collective), Everyone Forever and Layer Upon Layers.

The current show runs through June 29th

The Last Rites Gallery is open:
Tuesday-Friday: 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Monday: Closed

Have I mentioned, WIRED somehow still manages to be the most consistently great magazine published? When I pick it up, I can barely put it down. Issue 16.06 is particularly great.

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