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Frieze Week 2017 to Include AWAD Member Galleries

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

AWAD is pleased to share that three member galleries are participating in Frieze Week 2017. You can see them all on Pier 94 as the sister fairs CONTEXT New York and Art New York will utilize the pier’s entire 133,000 square-foot exhibition hall.  The fair runs from May 3rd to May 7th.

Art New York 

The  Cynthia Corbett Gallery located at booth B202, is delighted to present David Hockney. A Bigger Book courtesy of TASCHEN. The work is TASCHEN’s SUMO-sized David Hockney monograph, as spectacular in format as it is in scope.

Context 

The JoAnne Artman Gallery  is located at Booth C211. They will be showcasing the work of America Martin and John “Crash” Matos: two artists with distinctive sensibilities in subject matter and concept, yet linked through an expressive formal approach.

The Accola Griefen Gallery located at Booth 200 will build on their ongoing program, and highlight important American and Native American women artists – Gina Adams, Nancy Cohen, Judy Pfaff and Marie Watt.

Lucy Bainbridge’s Fermata at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea (21 April – 2 June)

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Lucy Bainbridge’s Fermata (shown here courtesy of the artist and The Foundry Gallery) showcases a new body of work that attempts to capture the ephemeral nature of London. Bainbridge has effectively dematerialized the cityscape unfolding in front of her, giving us a recognisable but estranged vision of London’s skyline.

Through Bainbridge’s multidisciplinary approach to printmaking (she uses photographic screen prints, printed directly onto graphite dust with an overlay of drawing and additional screen printing) she challenges our ideas of what constitutes a print. Working from photographs taken just before dawn, where the light is limited and relative calm envelopes London, she then edits her work both digitally and throughout her printmaking process, removing enough detail so that what remains are these beautiful glimpses of stillness in the incessant rhythm of the routine of London.

Click here to find out more about the exhibition.

 

PRESENT TENSE at Ottawa’s gallery Studio Sixty Six, until May 6th

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Ottawa’s gallery Studio Sixty Six has just announced PRESENT TENSE (April 6 – May 6) where artists Kosisochukwu Nnebe, Guillermo Trejo and Florence Yee explore questions of the social structures and cultural meanings existing in contemporary “postcolonial” Canadian society in Present Tense.

Kosisochukwu Nnebe’s mixed media and sculptural work Of Canaries and Revolutions features multiple transparent layers of glass, each displaying a different portion of the painted figurative image she has depicted, so that the image of the figure changes as the viewer interacts around the work. The work “aims to visualize marginality as a site of resistance. It emphasizes the distinct perspective that derives from the positionality of Black women at the margins, and places their experiences and knowledge at the forefront.”1 It is only when the viewer shifts their view from the periphery to face the body of colour head on that the full image can be visually understood. A first generation Nigerian-Canadian artist, Nnebe’s work in Present Tense is literally and theoretically multi-faceted.

Guillermo Trejo, a Mexican artist based in Ottawa, brings print and mixed media work to Present Tense. Trejo’s largest work has the viewer encounter a large geographical map of the Americas (North, Central and South) positioned upside down and covered with timely and popular political reference. Trejo’s Flags from Nowhere, a series of raw prints on canvas, present as flags, flags of no actual country or place invented entirely by the artist, effectively “mocking the grandeur of imagined geopolitical identities – artificial places that are made out of borders. Trejo’s flags for non-existent states challenge the way a nation exists as both idea and land.”2

Florence Yee brings cultural reimaginings to Present Tense through her work of various media. Oh, Canada, an embroidered depiction of Tom Thomson’s Jack Pine, reveals its reverse covered in the original British flag of Canada, drawing from the domination of the physical and cultural landscapes of Canada by white men. Yee’s charcoal drawings in A History of Canadian Art History reimagine texts found in her university’s reading room, exposing the the lack of diversity and oftentimes racist perspectives within them. Yee’s other works in the exhibition, Variations on a Tourist Gaze, Finding Myself at the MMFA and Wallflower series all inject her socially-conscious motivations into oil painting. Finding Myself at the MMFA depicts a painted version of the artist interjected between the canvas and paint of a work in the Art Canadien et Quebecois pavilion at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts/Musée des beaux-arts Montréal, as if the work is projected onto the artist’s body. Yee highlights the lack of institutional representation for people of colour at the museum: “I try to find my place in their space, and decide to insert myself into their paintings.”3

Societal, artistic and nationalistic frameworks are exposed and examined by these three artists, encouraging dialogue on the systems through which our society functions.

1 Kosisochukwu Nnebe, artwork statement
2 Lital Khaikin, curatorial text from these may (not) be places
3 Florence Yee, artwork statement

Text by Rose Ekins, Curator

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Modern Art Buyer announce a new Open House pop-up exhibition in Limpley Stoke (13-14 May)

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Modern Art Buyer are hosting their third Open House pop-up exhibition in Limpley Stoke on 13-14 May, an informal and friendly opportunity for you to browse a selection paintings and prints in a home setting, which, they have found, really helps people to visualise how the works could transform their own space.

Modern Art Buyer already lined up many of their leading artists including Dion Salvador Lloyd, Mark Stopforth, Maria Rivans, Bonnie and Clyde, Jane Emberson, Plum Neasmith and Emma Cowlam, to show their latest works. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

AWAD galleries to participate in the Affordable Art Fair NYC March 30th – April 2nd

Monday, March 20th, 2017

A sure sign of Spring in Manhattan is the Affordable Art Fair  NYC  in Chelsea. This year’s edition includes  70 local, national, and international galleries offering an array of original artwork at many price points. There are also tours for adults and art workshops for children and families. This year we are delighted to see artists from seven member galleries represented. For more information on participating galleries please click on the individual galleries –

 The Linda Blackstone Gallery

Alicia David Contemporary Art

Caiger & Liberty

Arteria Gallery

DECORAZON Gallery

Elisa Contemporary Art

TAG Fine Arts

 

AAF NYC takes place at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York City
Public Fair Days:
Thursday, March 30 11am – 6pm, AAF After Dark 6pm – 9pm
Friday, March 31 11am – 8pm
Saturday, April 1 11am – 8pm
Sunday, April 2 11am – 5pm

Art courtesy of Decorazon Gallery – Erin Cone Blush 2 Acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 12″ / 30 x 30 cm

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