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Armory Week ’11: First Look at Volta Art Fair

We continue our coverage of Armory Week ’11 with Volta NY . Volta sets itself apart from other art fairs by exhibiting galleries that have each elected to show only one artist. This selection of solo shows makes for a more consistent and intensive art viewing experience as compared with other fairs, which is always engaging and challenging. See first images from the Volta fair, after the jump.

Armory Week ’11: First Look at Pulse New York

Second stop on our whirlwind coverage of Armory Week ’11 is Pulse New York. The well-respected satellite fair always pulls together an impressive selection of galleries showing some of the best emerging contemporary art. Take a first look of images from Pulse NYC, after the jump.
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Armory Week ’11: First Look at The Armory Show

New York is a lot of work… especially when the Armory is in town – the busiest week of art in North America after Basel Miami of course. We caught the VIP preview to bring you a detailed first look at the flagship Armory fair. You’ll definitely see many blue chip names, but to our delight we also found many new comers. Check it all after the jump.
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Armory Week ’11 – KAWS @ Honor Fraser

Tondo… That was the word of the week that Honor Fraser taught us about their Armory booth featuring Kaws. Tondo is the term for the round canvases which dazzled passerby’s at the blue chip art fair. At the center of the showcase, an impressive “Tondo Wall” was created using 21 round canvases. Each piece featured a different expression set in a distinct minimalist fashion and together the installation worked to convey a possible sequence or gamut of emotion. Conceptually, it seems that Kaws is integrating […]

Teaser / Setup: Armory Week ’11 – Jim Houser (Jonathan LeVine booth @ VOLTA)

Showing with Jonathan LeVine at the VOLTA satellite fair (also see Mark Jenkins & Richard Colman) at this year’s Armory Week will be Jim Houser. Judging from all the setup action we see, attendees can look forward to very nice installation which is typical for the Philadelphia-based artist (ie last year’s Subliminal Projects show).  AM loves his quilt-like blocks of imagery and look forward to seeing new symbology added to his lexicon.
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Preview: Armory Week ’11 – Rebaroque Artist Series Sound Wall @ Scope New York

A special project taking place at this year’s Scope New York art fair is the Rebaroque Artist Series Sound Wall, a collaborative audio/visual installation featuring Rebaroque sound panels—art and design objects created from vintage fabrics and frames that include speakers through which you can play sound or music from an iPod or other device. Curated by the multi-talented Lori Zimmer, the Sound Wall will consist of unique pieces from a selection of 20 artists, including Tara McPherson, Ellis G, Gaia, Ian Kuali’i, Jonathan Viner, Mr. Kiji, Sharktoof and […]

Teaser: Armory Week ’11 – Mark Jenkins – “Family Room” @ Carmichael Gallery (Volta)

Continuing our look at this year’s upcoming Armory Week in New York, we turn our attention to the Carmichael Gallery who will have a booth at the VOLTA satellite fair. The LA gallery will be presenting Family Room, a installation of new sculptural works from Mark Jenkins converting their space into an unconventionally furnished family room which will in turn be his commentaries on the institutions of family and home. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
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Teaser: Armory Week ’11 – Ryan McGinness – “Women: The Blacklight Paintings” @ Country Club

Following up on the sultry success of the first installment of Women: The Blacklight Paintings during Art Basel Week at South Beach’s Club Madonna (covered), Ryan McGinness will yet again be teaming up with Country Club and The Standard to initiate part two of the event-based project during this years Armory Week in New York. This time, fluorescent painted dancers will flock to the rooftop club Le Bain at The Standard NY, serving as the performance art backdrop to McGinness’ Blacklight Paintings. The impending party […]

Teaser: Armory Week ’11 – Matthew Palladino @ Fredericks & Freiser Gallery

While Matthew Palladino ended 2010 with authority, sending a full body of brilliantly executed work down to Art Basel Week with Baer Ridegeway (covered) in December, he looks primed to continue the snowball of momentum with a new batch of his bizarrely mesmerizing paintings on tap for The Armory Show in New York. Running from March 3 – 6, Fredricks & Freiser Gallery will be showing off the Philadelphia based artist at the main event during the late winter fair season in the Big Apple. […]

Overtime: Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

New York, get ready for Retna. Alicia Keyes receives Shepard Fairey & MBW artwork from husband Swizz Beatz for birthday. Roa collaborates with Sego in Mexico. New work on the streets from Neospoon, Quel Beast and Scheme. David Choe showing with George Thompson at Known Gallery. Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass speaks out concerning the looting and damaging that took place at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. If you are a Bank of America cardholder, there are now more museums you can gain entrance to […]