Contributed by Fay Sanders / In its ninth year, SPRING/BREAK continues its tradition of turning mundane office spaces into elaborate and vibrant venues for art. This year more than 100 curators and 400+ artists took over two floors of the former Ralph Lauren offices on Madison Avenue to present their respective takes on this year’s theme of “IN EXCESS.” Some artists and curators embraced the cubicle-like surroundings by situating their work in the space as if it were a co-worker, and others transformed their space into a typical gallery environment. A few rendered the spaces unrecognizable as offices at all, using bold and pattern-heavy wallpaper, installation, and sculpture to engulf the space, suggesting a kind of art carnival. SPRING/BREAK includes work in all media, from traditional painting to interactive installations to disco balls made of teeth. There is an abundance of art to contemplate. Here are ten paintings that caught my eye.
About the author: Fay Sanders, based in Brooklyn, graduated from the Brooklyn College MFA program in 2019. Her paintings have been included in exhibitions at 601ArtSpace and Flux Factory, and she was recently an artist-in-residence at MassMOCA.
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