March 6, 2012

An Art Fair Guide: Armory Arts Week edition

Every week Andrew Ginzel, who teaches at the School of Visual Arts, compiles a no-frills list of NYC art exhibitions, which he circulates to his students and other subscribers via email. This week he sent a handy art fair guide that includes admission prices and links to each website. The fairs take place March 8-11, and some include programming such as lectures and discussions, so make sure to check out the schedules on each website for details. 

My plan: I usually go to Volta because it's small and each booth focuses on work by one artist, Fountain because it's scrappy, and the Armory Show because painting always dominates. The Dependant, which includes Nudashank, Canada, James Fuentes, Regina Rex, and other small galleries, looks pretty good this year, too. And I wouldn't miss BEAT NITE in Bushwick on Saturday--all the galleries stay open until 10 pm. See you there!

 Besides teaching at SVA and compiling an excellent art guide, Andrew Ginzel makes videos and installations. I lifted this 2009 drawing from his website


DEPENDENT / Comfort Inn / 136 Ludlow / http://www.thedependentartfair.info / Saturday March 10, Noon – 8 PM / (FREE) [Small, interesting galleries in hotel rooms --SB]

Korean / 82 Mercer / http://koreanartshow.com / Opening 3/7 6-9 PM / March 8 – 11: Thur, Fri & Sat: 11AM – 8PM; Sun: 11AM– 6PM (FREE)

SPRING BREAK / 233 Mott @ Prince / www.springbreakartshow.com / March 8 - 11 / Thurs – Sat. Noon - 9 PM; Sun. Noon – 6 PM ($) [A new curator-driven art fair --SB]

SALON ZURCHER / 33 Bleecker / http://www.galeriezurcher.com/exhibitions-1/salon-zurcher/ Opening Monday March 5 from 5-8PM; March 6-11 / Tues-Sat.11-8 PM; Sunday 11-5 PM (FREE) [Very small, located in a gallery --SB]

NEW CITY /  HPGRP / 529 W 20 / http://hpgrpgallery.com/ March 7-11 / Wed.11AM-6PM Thur. 11AM-9PM; Fri - Sat: 11AM-7PM; Sun: 11AM– 5PM (FREE) Japanese contemporary art

Independent / 548 W 22nd / www.independentnewyork.com / March 8-11 / Thur: 4-9PM; Fri. & Sat., 11AM-8PM / Sun., 11AM-4PM (FREE) [Plenty of installation/conceptual, not much painting --SB]

Theorize NY / Wyndham Garden Inn / 37 W 24 / http://www.theorizenewyork.com / March 8-11 / Thursday 5-10PM; Fri-Sun Noon – 10 PM / (FREE) [Independent artists present their work --SB]

Fountain / Armory / 68 Lexington @ 25 / www.fountainartfair.com / March 9 7-11 PM; March 10 - 11 1 - 7PM ($) [One step above MFA open studios. Very raw installation. --SB]

Pool / Flatiron Hotel / 9 W 26 / www.poolartfair.com / March 9 – 10 / Friday – Sunday: 3PM to 10 PM (Suggested donation) [Independent artists set up shop in a hotel room --SB]

MOVING IMAGE / 269 11th Ave. @ 27-28 St. / www.moving-image.info / March 8-10 / Opening 3/8 6-8 PM; Thur.- Sat: 11AM-8PM; Sun: 11AM– 4PM (FREE) [Video only --SB]

VOLTA / 7 W 34 @ 5th Ave. / www.ny.voltashow.com / March 8-11 / Thursday 2-7PM; Friday– Sunday: 11AM - 7PM ($) [Each booth is dedicated to one artist. Usually plenty of painting that borders on the conceptual. --SB]

THE ARMORY SHOW / 12th Avenue @ 55th, Pier 92 & 94 / www.thearmoryshow.com / Mar 8 – 11 / Thur-Sat: Noon-8PM Sun: Noon-7PM ($) [The mothership. Wear comfortable shoes. --SB]

SCOPE / 12th Avenue @ 57th / www.scope-art.com / Mar 8 – 11; Thur – Sat: 11AM – 8PM Sun: Noon – 7PM ($) [A little of everything--less well-known galleries --SB]

ADAA Art Show / Park Avenue Armory, Park Ave. at 67 / www.artdealers.org/artshow.html Mar 7-10, 2011 / Wed–Sat: Noon-8PM Sun: Noon-6PM ($) [Big name galleries --SB]

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