"The inaugural edition of CONTEXT New York will take place May 3 - 8, 2016 in Manhattan. The fair will join Art New York at Pier 94, located on the Hudson River at 12th Avenue at 55th Street. A VIP Private Preview will kick off art week in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, before Frieze's opening. CONTEXT New York and Art New York will be open to the general public, May 4 - 8. CONTEXT New York will provide collectors with a leading alternative fair to acquire important works of contemporary art.
Like its hugely successful sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, which launched during Miami Art Week in 2012, CONTEXT New York’s open atmosphere will create meaningful dialogue between collectors, participating galleries, and artists. CONTEXT New York will provide the ultimate platform for both the veteran and unseasoned collector to enjoy and acquire mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by sixty participating emerging and established galleries during one of the most important weeks for contemporary art in New York City."
ICON XXI series, selected as CONTEXT NY Work of the Day!
16 Panel - 14"x14" each, digital archival print, edition 1/4
Exhibited In collaboration with Gallery on Wade, Toronto
"Azart gallery is proud to present ULTRAMODERN, a group exhibition featuring fifteen artists. The works presented in the show are modern and urban art pieces that investigate diverse and unorthodox art techniques with a special accent on the art of portraiture. The artists will present their respective works of art and invite the viewers to explore the very term ultramodern – to ask questions about what it means exactly and how it reflects on our everyday lives. In a fast-paced world we live in, everything succumbs to convenience. Art, love, leisure, all the things people enjoy are subservient to the chase for something more, and something more usually isn’t enough."
– Ana Moriarty, WideWalls Magazine
Event Hosted by: Deborah Harry, Rosario Dawson, Cynthia Rowley and Chloë Sevigny
Music by Donna D’Cruz
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 • 6:30–9PM
Rock, Paper, Scissors is an inspiring evening of arts and entertainment hosted by Deborah Harry, Rosario Dawson and Chloë Sevigny in support of The Lower Eastside Girls Club’s Alphabet City Art School, an innovative program for girls and young women living in poverty in New York City.
Artworks by: Lala Abaddon, Michael Alan, Alben, Miya Ando, Tatiana Arocha, assume vivid astro focus/avaf, Brian Belott, Knowledge Bennett, Stephen Bliss, Briar Bonfacio, Chris Bors, Monika Bravo, Melissa Brown, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, C.J. Chueca, Francesco Clemente, Ed Cohen, Dean Zeus Colman, Drew Conrad, Diana Copperwhite, Mark DeMuro, Stephen Doyle, Jason Dussault, Shepard Fairey, Louise Fishman, Formento & Formento, Chad Gordon, Joseph Grazi, Bob Gruen, Eric Helvie, Logan Hicks, Juan Hinojosa, Eung Ho Park, Aidan Koch, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, George Kroenert, Scooter LaForge, Lisa Lebofsky, Anne Lindberg, Layla Love, Sean Augustine March, Norma Markley, Kevin McHugh, Dennis McNett, Sean Mellyn, Joan Miro, Jeff Muhs, Roy Nachum, Judith Page, Tahiti Pehrson, Emilio Perez, Stephen ESPO Powers, Nic Rad, RAE, Curtis Readel, Ryan Roa, Zach Shrey, Gabriel Schuldiner, Shelter Serra, Linda Simpson, Skewville, Emily Mae Smith, Smith & Ko, Trey Speegle, Beau Stanton, B. Thom Stevenson, Angela Strassheim, Swoon, Zefrey Throwell, Fred Tomaselli, Betty Tompkins, Peter Tunney, Cristina Vergano, Ignacio Muno Vicuna, Manuela Viera-Gallo, Whisbe, Wayne White, Elizabeth Winnel and Timur York.
ICON XXI: Girl in Front of Computer. Self-Reflection.
Archival Digital Drawing. 1/4
14 x 14
"Drawings have for centuries offered viewers the most immediate and intimate glimpse of an artist’s perception and sensitivity. From the great outlines of Renaissance masters to the more intimate sketches of the English Romantics, drawings have exerted a great appeal to collectors and art historians. Since the early 20th century, artists have made the argument that that drawings can posses inherent qualities that make them a major art form in their own right. By the 1930’s, artist were challenging ideas of line and space through the use of unconventional media, energizing the power of drawing itself.
This intimate yet forceful exhibition presents an eclectic group of artists who have abandoned (or intensified) pen and pencil to create powerful expressions through line. On view will be works from the 1950’s to the present."*
* From the exhibit calendar
"Police Brutality" digital drawing, from an ongoing series ICONS XXI, was purchased by The Living National Treasure Museum in Kanagawa, Japan.
ICONS XXI series: Police Brutality was selected as one of 240 artworks to participate in the final round of the Art Olympia Competition 2015 in Tokyo. The panel of 14 judges from New York, Paris and Tokyo reviewed 4,173 artworks from 2,838 artists from around the world. In addition, the work has also received Hiroshi Minamishima Jury Award.
Mad for Plaid: Postcards
March 3 - 28
The National Arts Club celebrates New York City’s “Mad for Plaid” month with a very special exhibition, Plaid Postcards. The Marquis Gallery will be filled with over one hundred postcards from artists around the Club and around the world celebrating the theme. Plaid Postcards will give you the special chance to purchase an original work of art to add to your collection. Surprises from masters to emerging artists await your eyes. Each postcard will be sold to benefit “The National Arts Club - Will Barnet Student Show.”
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: “Right Place. Right Time
THURS 10/2 // 6:30 – 7:30 // Lightspace Studios
The ongoing photographic essay “Right Place. Right Time,” celebrates daily spontaneity of the Human experience in the genre of street photography. Based entirely on chance, the images capture unique moments at a very specific place and time, reinforced by the utilization of maps and infographics. Thus serving both as a historical archive, and the indicator of the ever-present, and to some extent “imposed” role of technological forms of communication and aesthetics in contemporary life and culture.Timur is a Bushwick-based artist, whose work explores the themes of: Place, Time and History.*** This event is part of our opening night red carpet reception
Timur is a New York based artist who explores the concept of Contemporary Times. This Blog highlights exhibitions as well as other visual commentaries.