The appropriately macabre-named Last Rites Gallery in New York City invites horror fans and fine art aficionados alike to “get your zombie on” for a new exhibit beginning this Saturday: titled simply Zombie, the show will put the exclusive spotlight on the living dead, as interpreted by dozens of artists in various types of media, with a focus on the zombie in history, folklore, films, games, shows and modern pop culture in general.
“It seems everywhere we look, people have zombies on the brain,” the gallery states at their official site. “With this art show, we asked 50 artists to interpret the word 'zombie.' What is it about living dead that intrigues us? Is it the idea that they were once like us? Are the masses really consumer 'zombies' programmed to receive and carry out the demands of commerce, by going out and shopping for the latest things they've been convinced that they need? Or is the zombie sensation just another popular culture craze?”