Alina Perez at Deli, all images via Art Observed
Art-lovers descended upon Spring Studios in TriBeca this week for the much anticipated opening of Independent Art Fair, which opened its latest edition in New York the week before Frieze New York’s annual run. The fair has garnered a reputation as a reliable source of fresh talent, and its continued residence at Spring Studios emphasized its staying power and impact amongst a crowded few weeks of events.
Willie Stewart at Nicelle Beauchene
Continuing its tightly-organized and limited scale, the fair made much of the space provided, and the galleries on view brought forward a dynamic and engaging series of works. At Moran Moran, one could view an expansive range of works from the gallery’s artists, including a vividly arranged canvas by Borna Sammak. In another corner, one could browse minimalist, expressive works by Richard Van Buren courtesy of Garth Greenan Gallery, while Deli Gallery was presenting immense, gesturally rich compositions by artist Alina Perez. Elsewhere, Nicelle Beauchene was presenting a range of works by gallery artists, including a series of enigmatic arrangements by Willie Stewart that blended together painterly composition, collage, found objects, and excerpts culled from the scope of art history.
Roscoe Mitchell at Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Richard Van Buren at Garth Greenan
Throughout, exploration and free-roving concepts were the name of the game, including a series of vividly colorful canvases by Richard Pope at The Sunday Painter, as well as a fascinating booth by Night Gallery, which mixed together large-scale installation with subtle and occasionally wry canvases by artist Christine Wang.
Richard Pope at The Sunday Painter
Max Hooper Schneider at Maureen Paley
Continuing a focus on the exploratory and the historical, this year’s edition of Independent continued the fair’s tradition of presenting works that offered a concise but always engaging series of works. The show closes May 14th.
Christine Wang at Night Gallery
Bradley Ertaskiran Booth Detail
– D. Creahan
Independent NY [Exhibition Site]
on Friday, May 12th, 2023 at 1:34 pm and is filed under Art News, Featured Post, Show.
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