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The Dark Parade by David Armstrong

Known for his exquisite photography, The Dark Parade presents a new view of Armstrong's artistic activity. The sculptures evoke the early assemblages by German Dadaist Raoul Hausmann, the bricolage cabinets by American Surrealist Joseph Cornell, and the work of German artist Isa Genzken. Armstrong’s sculptural pieces are made with photographs and paintings, myriad antiques, pop culture ephemera, mirrors, broken glass, and toys.


“David’s blinding success as a photographer has obscured a deeper appreciation of his artistic vision and his virtuosity,” said Jason Costa, President and Founder of Casa de Costa. “The Dark Parade gives us a brand new perspective on David’s work and influence. It’s incredibly fresh. And it’s an opportunity to be up close and see the artist's hand in the work. The carriage house is the ideal place for the installation. It’s intimate and I’m looking forward to seeing how people respond.”


The Dark Parade was first exhibited, in part, at CONTEXT|Art Miami in December 2013, and now is expanded at Casa de Costa’s new Upper East Side location. The exhibition opens on Friday, April 11th and runs through Friday, June 6, 2014. 


Installation View | Miami, FL

Installation View | New York, NY


Selected Press:


Huffington Post


Paul Gorman




David Armstrong

4 Grey Walls and 4 Grey Towers


Mirrors, Glass, Feathers, Bone, Leather, Fabric,

Figurines, Glass Container, Velvet Ribbon

7.5 x 16 x 7.5 in.

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