The New York Art Fairs
Paddy has a map and additional information on all the fairs (it's so much more manageable in New York than in Miami), but let me extend a "personal" invitation to come visit us a the PULSE New York art fair, if you're making the rounds. In addition to their spiffy new website, the extraordinary PULSE team has assembled a record number of large-scale projects at this year's event (including one by our own Jennifer Dalton!). Here's a preview of what we're presenting this year:
Untitled (2 rectangles)
Fiberglass, Aquaresin, acrylic, absorbent ground, gouache
35" x 37" x 3”
At last year's PULSE New York, we presented the highly acclaimed piece by Russian-born artist Yevgeniy Fiks, "Lenin for Your Library." This was followed in the gallery by Yevgeniy's solo exhibition "Adopt Lenin," at which visitors could take any of the Lenin memorabilia on display at no charge, so long as they signed a contract obligating them to never profit from its resale or gifting. Fantastic reviews of this exhibition appeared in January 2009's Art in America and many other publications. We are pleased to present this year an installation of Yevgeniy's portraits of contemporary members of the Communist Party USA. Begun in 2006, when the notion of nationalization and governmental socialist interventions in the US seemed absurd, these unironic paintings today resonate with a new urgency and relevance:
Portrait of Sheltreese McCoy (Communist Party USA)
Oil on canvas
36" x 48"
Joy Garnett's solo exhibition in the gallery this past year received glowing reviews in TimeOut New York and artforum.com to name but a few. For PULSE New York, we present a selection of new paintings based on photographs of the China Yangtse Three Gorges Project. Joy explains the relevance and urgency of this subject as follows: "The project has grown to become one of China's worst environmental nightmares, contributing on a massive scale to erosion and pollution levels, and adversely affecting fault lines, the vitality of wetlands, fish populations, etc. It has nevertheless become a model for similar proposals from countries on other continents, providing a high profile stage for global one-upmanship." As with all her work, though, Joy 's take on such subjects of violent natures results in a gorgeous group of expressionsist paintings that reveal the role photography plays in forming our collective consciousness:
Oil on canvas
26" x 32"
30" X 22.5"
Edition of 10, Plus 2 APs
They're selling very quickly, but should we have any left, we'll also bring Andy Yoder's fabulous new multiple, All Your Eggs, part of the Compound Editions series we're producing with Schroeder Romero Gallery:
All Your Eggs
4.25" x 7.25" x 7.25"
23 carat gold, clay, wood, excelsior, and shredded U.S. currency
Edtion of 100, plus 10 APs.
Published by Compound Editions.
And, because we love it so much, we're also bringing the last of Andy's fabulous cast brass chairs available (of a series of 5). Created during his residency at the Kohler Institute, this sculpture is suitable for outdoor or indoors (although, the brass makes it considerably heavy).
37" x 19" x 19"
And finally, we're delighted to present as a special project at PULSE New York, circling the entrance to the fair this year, Jennifer Dalton's light installation This Is Not News. First presented at her 2006 solo exhibition at the gallery, this 100-foot-long work documents the disparity of opportunity in the US art world between men and women artists:
This Is Not News (gallery installation view)
5 strings of 100 light bulbs, ink on colored paper, string
Dimensions variable (each string 101 feet)
Edition of 10, plus 1 AP
Please stop by and say hello if you're at the fair!