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 (AFTS) was established in 1991 as a safe space for transient artists and artists at risk of homelessness, where they can evolve as artists while finding greater balance in their lives. The artists of AFTS create pieces that help support them financially when sold at various art shows and gallery events, and in the online shop of AFTS. Art From the Streets relies on the generous support of people like you who purchase artwork and donate time and treasure to the program. If you would like more information about the organization, including ways to become a part of the AFTS volunteer family or to make a financial donation to the organization, contact the Art From the Streets team any time.
Purchasing artwork supports the artists directly.