John Bohl
Andrew Brischler
Katie Cercone
Michael Dotson
Cody Hoyt
Jee Kim
Ben Noam
Matthew Palladino
Louis Reith
Stacey Rozich
Eric Shaw
Geoffrey Todd Smith
Vincent Troia
Russell Tyler

DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present ACID SUMMER, a group exhibition curated by Matthew Craven. ACID SUMMER brings together 14 young artists, each with a dynamic aesthetic that borders on Pop but is also central to the human experience.

New York summers are a hot, sweaty mess. A strange feeling overcomes the city as the sky turns orange and the heat takes over. Our patience is tested as our brains start to melt. This summer stare directly into the sun. Across their varied practices, this group of artists consistently draws on modes of representation and abstraction to inform their visual vocabularies. Using the language of sacred geometry, popular culture and ritual process, ACID SUMMER takes a closer look at this psychedelic world in which we live.

Matthew Craven is an artist who lives and works in New York City. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 2010. His work has been exhibited at Allegra LaViola Gallery (NYC) and Marvelli Gallery (NYC) and he has both exhibited at and curated exhibitions for Nudashank (Baltimore). A selection of recent works will be on view in the office at DCKT Contemporary.

The exhibition will be on view at DCKT Contemporary, 21 Orchard Street (between Canal & Hester).
Summer Hours are Wednesday through Friday, noon – 5pm.
For further information, please contact Dennis Christie or Ken Tyburski at the gallery.


curated by Matthew Craven
July 11 - August 30, 2013
Opens July 10, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Installation Views


Untitled (slab)

Matthew Palladino, Untitled (slab), 2012

Sculpture Comes Home

Eric Shaw, Sculpture Comes Home, 2013

I saw what I can't unsee at Coney Island

Stacey Rozich, I saw what I can't unsee at Coney Island, 2013

Fuck Me Like U Hate Me

Geoffrey Todd Smith, Fuck Me Like U Hate Me, 2013

Spectrum to Black

Russell Tyler, Spectrum to Black, 2013

Strange Fruit

Andrew Brischler, Strange Fruit, 2013


John Bohl, Untitled, 2012

Ivy League Summer

Ben Noam, Ivy League Summer, 2012


Louis Reith, Untitled,

T-T-Tattered (shadooby)

Vincent Troia, T-T-Tattered (shadooby), 2012


Michael Dotson, Swimmers, 2013


Cody Hoyt, MSS&S, 2013

untitled 0

Jee Kim, untitled 0, 2013

How to Make Rapper$ Fall in Love Wit U & Enter the Impossible Shiny Void

Katie Cercone, How to Make Rapper$ Fall in Love Wit U & Enter the Impossible Shiny Void, 2013

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