Chris Rubino at Chashama

Chashasma is hosting The Center of Something, a solo exhibition of New York Artist Chris Rubino (YG5).

The Center of Something exhibits Rubino’s take on New York as a destination for both visiting and living. Taking advantage of the Times Square location Rubino has created what he is referring to as a “limited tourist attraction”. The Exhibit is modeled after the dozens of stores in the neighborhood selling the same inane souvenirs playing off tourist’s pre-conceived image(s) of New York. In an attempt to create new “icons” for the city Rubino’s installation will consist of his “souvenirs” as well as hand-drawn screenprints that recreate pieces of the New York daily visual language. Tourists will be encouraged to visit, interact and possibly question what, exactly, they are experiencing.

The exhibit opens May 30 and runs until June 15. The opening reception will take place on Friday, May 30th, from 6-9pm.

Chashama is located at 112 W. 44th St. (6th Ave. and Broadway), and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm.