One of the most important annual art events in New York will take place this week: The Armory Show located on Piers 92 and 94 from March 5th through March 8th, with the Armory Party at The MoMA on March 4th. In addition, this is the kick-off of an entire week of exhibits by artists from all over the World in other locations throughout our City. Here are a few of the locations that make Armory Arts Week special:
1. Abandoned Photography at Pulse New York
Knowing how much Untapped Cities favors the stories behind abandoned architectural structures, you can see why we are keen on the Italian photographer, Fabiano Parisi (photo above). Mr. Parisi is one of many artists who will exhibit at Pulse New York located at The Metropolitan Pavillion. Mr. Parisi’s photographs of the abandoned and marginal will be in Booth B13 at The Cynthia Corbett Gallery.
2. Volta NY
Volta NY has a new location this year on Pier 90. Exhibiting contemporary artists, the artist Lavar Munroe (painting above) caught our eye. Lavar Munroe’s “Something Strange This Way Comes, 2014” was created using acrylic, spray paint, latex house paint, buttons, ribbon, string, stickers and found fabric on cut canvas.
3. Art on Paper
Art on Paper is located at Pier 36 and will run from March 5th through March 8th, with their VIP Party on Thursday, March 5th. The above piece by Brooklyn based artist Mia Pearlman is entitled ‘One’, and was created using paper, india ink, tacks and clips.
4. ADAA Art Show at Park Avenue Armory
The ADAA Art Show, located at the Park Avenue Armory will run from March 4th through March 8th, with their Gala Preview on Tuesday, March 3rd. The work of Tony Cragg caught our eye since his sculptures were most recently in Madison Square Park. You will find him in Booth D4 at the Marian Goodman Gallery. The John Berggruen Gallery can be found at Booth C10, where the gallery will be exhibiting works by Chuck Close, Mark di Suvero, Donald Judd, Yayoi Kusama, Richard Serra and several more well-known artists.
5. Moving Image Art Fair
The Moving Image Art Fair is a free event. Located at the Waterfront New York Tunnel in Chelsea, it runs from March 5th through March 8th. This fair presents single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures and other larger video installations.
6. Scope New York
Scope New York also has a new location this year, right across the street from The Armory Show located at 639 West 46th Street. Exhibits will run from March 6th through March 8th. What caught our eye at Scope is a timely piece done by a gallery we know well. The painting (above) by artist Kristine Mays was the winner of The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series and is abtly named The Time Is Now. It is presented by the Rush Philantropic Arts Foundation, whose mission is to provide resources and support to early career, non-commercial artists of color. The show also coincides with RPAF’s twentieth anniversary.
7. West Harlem Arts Fund
The West Harlem Art Fund will be holding their Armory Arts Week exhibition, On The Edge of Fusion at MIST Harlem from March 2nd through March 6th. This exhibit coincides with Light 2015 for the International Year of Light project.
8. Spring/Break Art Show
Spring/Break Art Show has a new location at Moynihan Station (the former James A. Farley Post Office), corner of West 31st Street. VIP Preview Day is March 3rd. The Exhibit runs through March 8th. This years theme is “Transaction” which explores visions of and commentaries on exchange in all its forms.
9. Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts will have an Open House at their EFA Center at 323 West 39th Stree on Tuesday, March 3rd. View over sixty of their artist studios.
10. un(SCENE) Art Show
Formerly known as The (Un)Fair, the un(SCENE) Art Show will exhibit from March 4th through March 8th. Located at 549 West 52nd Street, they have a daily schedule of performance art, paintings, sculpture and “participatory pieces with the goal of celebrating the spirit that underlies the work of the creative process.” Check their website for calendar of events.
Also worth mentioning is an event hosted by the Swedish Consulate in connection with Armory Arts Week which will be an Open Studio located at 255 Canal Street on March 7th and feature two Swedish artists. The Judd Foundation will be holding tours during Arts Week on Saturday, March 7th. This is the former home and studio of artist Donald Judd, located at 101 Spring Street.
The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation in Greenwich Village will hold special hours during Armory Weekend and Westbeth Arts, also in Greenwich Village, has a special exhibit put on by The American Society of Contemporary Artists (ASCA), a 98 year old organization of nationwide exhibiting artists. The Fountain Art Fair will be taking a hiatus this year. We hope to see them back at the 69th Regiment Armory next year and we hope we’ve given you a good start to your week of art.