West Chelsea Contemporary is a world-class art gallery with locations in Austin, Texas and New York City. Its focus is on offering museum-quality art, most specifically 20th century and contemporary works. The current West Chelsea Contemporary exhibition is Duel Diagnosis, with works focused on the experience of mental health, created and presented in collaboration by Dave Navarro and PADHiA.
West Chelsea Contemporary (WCC) strives to showcase a wide range of art, including gallery showings of artwork from emerging creatives to legendary artists. WCC promotes the arts community by integrating a curated roster of new talent in each of their exhibitions through their initiative called “On the Wall.” Currently, WCC is shining a light on Art From the Streets in Austin, featuring art from the organization alongside that of Duel Diagnosis.
Art From the Streets (AFTS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization based in Austin, Texas. The mission of AFTS is “to provide a safe and encouraging environment in which the positive spirit and creativity for those experiencing homelessness are nurtured through their own artistic expression.” AFTS understands that art is beneficial to human wellness, both in terms of physical health and mental health. The organization provides opportunities for transient artists to cultivate their artistic skills and practice self-expression in a restorative way. The organization is proud and honored to have artists from their program highlighted by West Chelsea Contemporary, especially concurrently with the Duel Diagnosis art installation that calls attention to mental health issues and the impact they often have on people.
The Duel Diagnosis gallery exhibition can be experienced at West Chelsea Contemporary in Austin, 1009 W. 6th St. Ste 120, from now through 17 April 2022. Touted as a collaborative presentation of “raw and vulnerable artworks” that encourage people to engage “new perspectives and deeper understanding [of] the experience of mental health,” Duel Diagnosis is an art experience like no other. The immersive exhibition “dispels society's narrow margin of what is considered acceptable, normal, and pretty... and shines an enchanting light on honest, deeper truths of the human experience."
Visit West Chelsea Contemporary to see Duel Diagnosis and future art shows during their open hours: Monday through Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Art From the Streets is an Austin-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1991 to give transient people a way to develop as artists and to use their creativity to climb out of homelessness. Purchasing artwork supports the artists directly. Donating to our program helps us to offer a free Open Studio for the homeless and at risk.