This week New York is overflowing with art as nearly a dozen art fairs across the city exhibit a vast variety of works, ranging from 19th and 20th-century masterpieces and blue-chip contemporary art to work by lesser known—but no less fulfilling—artists just coming to the fore.
At the iconic Stanford White-designed New York Post Office building, SCOPE will exhibit international contemporary works including the imaginative narratives of Jessica Lichtenstein, conceptual portraits by Shaka, and the curious, bubble-wrap injections by Bradley Hart, all of which are selections from gallery nine5.
VOLTA, an invite-only fair, will showcase solo projects by female artists from both C24 and Rena Branstein Gallery. At C24, look for Regina Scully’s highly-detailed abstract paintings of Gulf Coast catastrophes; and at Rena Bransten, Hung Liu’s illustrative paintings revisit and reinterpret patriotic stories sourced from the Chinese picturebooks of her childhood.
Last but not least, Moving Image—the only fair that highlights solely video artworks—will display a house by Ted Victoria filled with scaled-up projections of plants that appear to be growing within the construction; while Mark Moore Gallery presents a work by Cheryl Pope in which a female figure aggressively strikes oscillating water-filled balloons that are hung from the ceiling.
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