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Guns & Rain at AKAA in Paris this November

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Guns & Rain is pleased to participate in the AKAA – Also Known As Africa Fair. The third edition of the fair will be held from November 9th to 11th at the Carreau du Temple in Paris. It is the only art fair in France devoted to contemporary art and design centred on Africa. Since its first edition in 2016, AKAA stands for a multi-faceted Africa, which transcends historical boundaries and whose voices resonate in the four corners of the world, carried by the vision of each artist.

This year AKAA returns with the same desire to showcase a vibrant art scene, brought together by all the artists claiming a link to Africa. As in the previous editions, all types of contemporary art expressions will be in the spotlight : sculpture, painting, photography, video installation, performance and design.  Guns & Rain will present – Asanda Kupa, Thina Dube, and Ann Gollifer at AKAA.

Blanket Statements: Works by Gina Adams, Maria Hupfield & Marie Watt presented by Accola Griefen Fine Art and MINUS SPACE

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Accola Griefen Fine Art and MINUS SPACE are pleased to present the three-woman exhibition Blanket Statements: Works by Gina Adams, Maria Hupfield & Marie Watt. This is the first collaborative project by the galleries and it will take place at MINUS SPACE’s location in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The show closes

Artists Gina Adams, Maria Hupfield, and Marie Watt are of indigenous decent and fabric plays a significant role in their respective practices. No other blanket statements can be made, however, about the work of these three individuals. Each has a unique approach to her materials, as well as the confluence of tradition and innovation. Adams, Hupfield, and Watt make work that resists simplified interpretation. Gina Adams draws upon cultural practices passed down from her ancestors, as well as a family history of forced assimilation. Her Broken Treaty Quilt Series consists of restructured antique quilts sewn with words from broken treaties between Native American tribes and the United States government. Similarly, Marie Watt’s work stems from history, biography, Iroquois proto-feminism, and indigenous principles. Her large format works are commonly made in sewing circles, public events in which fellowship and storytelling can be as important as the resulting object. Felt is a favored material of Maria Hupfield, “a maker, a mover, a connector, an Anishinaabe-kwe and a member of Wasauksing First Nation.” (Art in AmericaOctober 2017). Hupfield’s performance-based photographic works are disrupted by felt collages and address the issue of self-definition. The applied fabric acts as both as a shield and a screen, repelling consumption of the body and of nation, and resisting specificity and oversimplification.

AWAD Members Participate in October Fairs

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

AWAD is pleased to share that three member galleries are participating in three different Art fairs during October.

 

Arteria Gallery Global Chapter member from Bromont, QC, Canada is showcasing new work of their artists at Art San Diego
from October 19 – 21.  The fair is a contemporary art show located in beautiful Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Art San Diego showcases an international slate of artists and galleries. Join us for a four-day fine art experience, featuring music, entertainment, and other special programming and events. Booth #334

Vandeb Editions NYC chapter member will be showing new editions at the Editions/Artists’ Book Fair on October 25 – 28.This year’s Fair gathers 50 exhibitors from around the US and the world, showing their latest publications at The Tunnel in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. The Fair will during New York’s Print Week, to coincide with IFPDA’s Print Fair, and dozens of special exhibitions, talks, and workshops throughout the city.

Editions/Artists’ Books Fair has been New York’s premier showcase for the discovery of new and contemporary prints, multiples, and artists’ books for 20 years now. Renowned for its cultivation of an international community of publishers, E/AB Fair provides a platform for their growth in the art market. Each year, the Fair presents a thoughtfully curated exhibition of works by hundreds of emerging and established artists and an informative program of talks.

Susan Eley Fine Art, NYC chapter member, will take her artists work to Art Toronto.  The fair takes place October 26th – 29th.  Art Toronto is Canada’s international contemporary and modern art fair, located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the city’s downtown core. Providing unique access to the Canadian art market, the fair is one of the most important annual art events in Canada. Now in its 19th year, Art Toronto presents important artwork from leading Canadian and international galleries combined with PLATFORM, our engaging series of lectures and panel discussions from prominent art world figures, curated projects, an extensive VIP Program, and top-tier cultural offerings throughout the city. Booth C35

 

Melissa Stern: Strange Girls at Garvey|Simon

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Garvey|Simon is pleased to present Melissa Stern: Strange Girls, an exhibition featuring the artist’s evocative and dark-witted works. Stern works across all media to include assemblage, ceramics, painting, drawings and collage. This is Stern’s first solo show with Garvey|Simon, and her ninth solo show in New York.  The show is accompanied by a color catalog with essay by Meg Shiffler, Director and Chief Curator, San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries.

 In Strange Girls, Melissa Stern explores the definition of girlhood as a state of being and state of mind. Stern’s sisterhood ranges from lusty pin-up girls to minimalist, geometric bodies, embracing all within the loving arms of femininity and oddity. Though all share an innate formal elegance, each is afflicted by a sense of imbalance and loss: figures stride proudly as they are bisected by their frames, and voluptuous, fishnet-clad legs are severed from their bodies. In Stern’s fantasyland, girlhood is juxtaposition: beauty afflicted by the melancholy of insufficiency. The work hits an emotional soft spot in all of us, echoing our desire to belong to the norm. 

“We are all strange girls. We all harbor some memory of feeling like an outsider, a stranger. These feelings were most acute growing up: never quite getting with the program, never feeling quite in step with the cool kids. “What if people don’t like me?” Many of the dramas in these pieces are based on feelings that girls grow up with. But being a strange girl can transcend gender. Anyone who views this work will find a memory or story from their own life that resonates. “Girlhood, “ in the context of this show, is a state of being and a state of mind. It is one marked by being the other simply by virtue of being, femininity conflated with all that is weird and wrong across cultures. I invite you to be the strange girl that you are.” Melissa Stern

The exhibition closes on November 11th.

Jersey City Art & Studio Tour – October 6th to October 7th

Friday, October 5th, 2018

From October 4 to 7, 2018, hundreds of art spaces open their doors for JCAST, an incredible citywide event that celebrates Jersey City as the heart of art and culture in Jersey City. Three AWAD member galleries are participating in the 28 year art happening.

Village West Gallery is presenting Ancien Régime  a group show inspired by the idea of a pre-revolutionary world–a world of excess and privation, unrest and fear, turmoil and repression…and inequality. This show will explore society before a revolution, the forces that swell before bursting. Exhibition closes December 9th.

107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace is showing a group exhibition – There Goes the Neighborhood. Curated by Ryan Bonilla.

Panepinto Galleries- Something Blue – From symbolism, to psychology, to décor, to art – the most popular color in the world by far is the color Blue. Using various mediums, see how the artists exhibited are bringing the magic of Something Blue into their art and inspiring our lives. Exhibition closes May 19th.

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