Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery at Art Hamptons
STAMFORD, CT -- The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery is proud to announce its participation in the upcoming Art Hamptons Art Fair, running from June 23rd to 26th in Bridgehampton, NY.
The gallery will exhibit four of its represented artists at the fair: Nathan Lewis, a contemporary painter who literary and allegorical narratives in his large format works; Jena Thomas, a young painter whose subject matter focuses on abandoned spaces and was twice selected as one of the Top 40 MFA students in the US by New American Paintings; Kirsten Reynolds, an installation artist based in New Hampshire whose work places with space, sense, and color; and Rex Prescott Walden, a found object and collage artist whose work focuses on the subject of the cartographical representation of time.
The gallery will also present an installation, Art Fair Crib: Death of a Salesman, by gallery owner and contemporary artist Fernando Luis Alvarez.
Art Fair Crib: Death of a Salesman is Influenced in form and concept by Tracy Emin's chaotic My Bed. This installation unravels the reality of the gallerist's experience in the art fairs. Composed of a bed made from a crate and key elements intrinsic to the fair process (from the physical moving and hanging of pieces to the cerebral curation process) is symbolic to the life and struggle of galleries. Representative of the labor, imagination, elation, stress, and hope that comes from the selection and curation of a fair, these objects represent both the possibility and the empty promise of success. The detritus of the crate is made of packing materials, hanging supplies, tools, beer caps, and artwork that failed to be curated in the booth. This presentation belies the short-lived participation in what is essentially a trade show: an industry gathering for actors in the art world. These fairs are full of promises that transfer a high-like sensation to galleries and their staff: the promise of sales, recognition, prestige and discovery. In this way, each art fair is, in and of itself, a sort of orgy of intellect, of unrecognized talent, of seasoned veterans making the rounds and of young rogues attempting to stand out from the pack and "change the game."
Art Hamptons will be held in Bridgehampton, NY from June 23-26. For more information, please contact Rebecca Hansen, Communications Director, at [email protected] or at 888-861-6791.
About the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery
The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery opened in December 2009 in Stamford, Connecticut. Since then, it has revolutionized the landscape of contemporary art in the state. Young and innovative, the gallery has built artists’ careers from the doors in and community from the doors out. It recently became the official sponsor of important conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth’s exhibition at the Louvre. It also worked with the Tate Museum and Frieze Art Fair on their prestigious acquisition fund, the Frieze Tate Fund, which was transitioned from Outset International to Frieze’s newest investor, Ari Emanuel of William Morris Endeavor.
Recently, the Gallery launched a new non-profit, Clementina Arts Foundation, to build on its community mission. The Gallery also acquires and represents prominent estate collections including most recently acquiring the estate of Valerie Furth, Holocaust survivor turned important collector, painter and author. The collection includes Valerie's work, her book depicting her experience in the Holocaust and her important collection including artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Sean Scully, Robert Longo, Frank Stella, Louise Fishman, James Rosenquist, Helen Frankenthaler and many other important artists. Other artists in the gallery’s stable include Arturo Di Modica, Nathan Lewis, James Gortner, Jena Thomas, John J. Bedoya, Rex Prescott Walden, Shelby Head, Kirsten Reynolds, and the late Damla T. Faro.