NEW YORK, NY (December 8th, 2012) – Last Rites Gallery presents Waking the Dead, new works by Chris Haas, in what will be his first solo show at the gallery.
Waking the Dead includes nine artistically and uniquely rendered animal skulls that even after death, transpose life and take on a newfound beauty and purpose. In this exhibition, Haas’ skulls are wide-ranging species collected from various parts of the globe and decorated with thoughtful, revered precision resulting in an elegant homage to the animal itself and ever present, cycle of life. Haas work reminds us of the transience of life and that even beauty and sacredness follow all living things beyond the material world.
These funky tree lights were designed by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs, a furniture design firm out of Vancouver. Called Tree Rings the lights are made out of a beetle pine shell topped with mirrored Plexiglas that allows the embedded cool fluorescent light to shine through in the dark.