Rashaad Newsome’s mixed media work resurrects “the age-old theme of heraldry,” coats of arms and opulent altars into their current cultural context, that is, forgive the tired lexicon — “bling.” See his intricate collages, gilded details, flourishes of remixed Rolex/yachts/amulets bloom at his first solo show at Marlborough Chelsea.

In conjunction with Performa 11, Newsome will host a free style Tournament at the gallery on Nov. 2, pitting “ten emerging new York- based emcees” against each other “to be judged by five cultural impresarios.” “Herald,” Rashaad Newsome, Oct 20 – Dec 3, Marlborough Gallery, Chelsea