its debut at Frieze London in 2009, the Frame section has served as a who’s who
of up-and-coming galleries and artists, featuring solo artist presentations
from galleries that have been open
for under eight years. As the London fair opts to eliminate
the section for its 2014 edition, this forum is going strong at Frieze New York this year.
In 2008, Laurel Gitlen closed her much-loved
Portland, Oregon gallery Small A Projects, and moved across the country where
she opened a new, eponymous outpost in New York’s Lower East Side. She has
since developed a LES staple, trading her small Broome Street location for a
prime spot on Norfolk. New York-based artist Allyson
, whose 2011 solo show christened the
current gallery space, holds court at Gitlen’s Frieze booth. Known for
repurposing industrial materials—seen recently in solo shows at the Swiss
Institute and Kunsthalle Basel—Vieira presents a series of striking steel beam
sculptures and luminous chromogenic prints depicting networks of scaffolding.
Nearby, on the corner of Grand and Bowery, Simone Subal, former
director of Peter Blum Gallery, set up her own eponymous gallery in 2011, with
a diverse roster of European and American artists working in a range of media.
At Frieze, Subal presents the works of Florian Meisenberg
gallery gave the Berlin-born thirtysomething his first NYC solo show last fall.
Meisenberg studied under Peter Doig at Kunstakademie
Düsseldorf and has developed a reputation for challenging art
conventions and institutions, through bare, untreated canvases, whimsical
pictorial language, and clever juxtapositions of digital and analog.
One of seven young galleries known collectively
as the “New Tokyo Contemporaries,” Misako & Rosen is the brainchild of art
world power couple Misako and Jeffrey Rosen. Each worked a decade at first
generation Tokyo galleries before collaborating to found their own, just in
time to rise among a second generation. While they are focused on local and
international emerging artists, at Frieze the gallery shows the works of
Japanese artist Kazuyuki Takezaki. Intrigued by the traditional Japanese
landscape established in canonical woodblocks by Hiroshige, since 2011 Takezaki
has created developed his own dialogue on landscape, combining found images
with his own works to create vibrant assemblages that question representation
Founded by New York gallerist Guillaume Rouchon, Tempo
was established in 2011, and has since developed a dynamic
roster of artists based in the U.S., Europe, and Israel, with a particular
emphasis on those based in Tel Aviv. The vibrant Pop paintings of one such
, take the spotlight in the gallery’s Frieze booth. Born and
based in Tel Aviv, BarEl died of a heart attack in 1977, at the age of 44; his
legacy, felt through his works as well as his art criticism, left a major
impact on the Israeli art scene through the 1980s.
Situated in the chic Marais neighborhood in
Paris, since 2010 Sultana has made a name for itself through an annual program
of seven exhibitions and a lineup of French and American artists on the rise.
With a penchant for artists working with unconventional practices and
conceptual narratives, Sultana brings native Parisian Bettina Samson
Frieze. Samson’s breadth and ingenuity is exemplified through a booth filled
with dynamic ceramic sculptures that visually recall animated otherworldly
creatures, cosmological prints, and gleaming futuristic compounds made from
engraved glass and sand.
Not long after their presentation of Niall
in the Emergent section at miart 2014,
Kendall Koppe proves its emerging status at Frame; the Glasgow-based gallery
has found its footing in the city center since opening its doors in 2011. This
time the spotlight s shifted to Latvian-born, New York-based artist Ella Kruglyanskaya
. Named among Anita Zabludowicz’s artists to watch in 2014
developed an impressive reputation through a bold, playful style of painting,
and depictions of voluptuous women caught in candid moments of unrest and
various states of undress.