At this fun and innovative four-day contemporary art show opening on April 4th, you can snag exciting new original works from recent MFA grads, up-and-coming artists and even a few household names. More than 80 galleries are set to have items on display, with thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs for sale all under one roof, ranging from $100 to $10,000 (more than half are priced under $5,000). 


Luigi Ghirri’s work perfectly straddles the line between postcard and surrealist photography. The 25 vimtage color photographs, on exhibitionthrough April 20th, are gorgeous visions of Italian landscapes: proto-Instagram, they are almost unrealistically scenic. Yet they are also deceptively wry, needing further inspection to catch the deadpan humor. 


Michael Katz is a celebrated writer, doctor, and visual artist based in New York City. Form Is Emptiness, his first exhibit for the Tibet House US opening on March 14th, is an impressive display of his abstract expressionist work. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Katz skillfully combines fragments into cohesive and dynamic images full of color and depth. Each piece is reflective of the energy and layers of the Buddhist journey, communicating a sense of possibility, freedom, and spontaneity


Fountain Art Fair is proud to announce the official exhibitor list for its 8th annual New York exhibition this March 8th – 10th. The prestigious, geographically diverse lineup showcases a selection of over 50 exhibitors from cities across the world, from New York to Japan, with work ranging from modern to the avant garde.


On view at RH Gallery from March 2nd through May 31st, the exhibition showcases the regal, pervasive, and occasionally ominous plant life confronted in contemporary art. Presenting depictions ranging from the cultivated and domestic to what Werner Herzog memorably described as “the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder”, the exhibition demonstrates the ways in which plants function as markers, metaphors and subjects of an anthropocentric world.


 

“Best in Show” is on view through March 31st at Chelsea Market. Photographer Dolly Faibyshev’s series “Best in Show" isolates surreal moments at professional dog shows.


The first solo New York exhibition of Misha Friedman’s photographic project "PHOTO51 – Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?" is on display through March 2nd. The exhibition explores the painful reality of the modern Russian state, where corruption, in its various manifestations, has pervaded the daily lives of common citizens and the ruling elites alike. Today, when the political tensions are once again rising between the United States and the Russian Federation, Friedman’s arresting photography takes us on a journey from extortionate luxury to utter misery that exist side by side in Russian urban centers, industrial wastelands, and rural regions.


Creating sets within series, stories across drawings, sculptures out of characters, and settings from paintings, the poet and artist Paul D'Agostino employs narrative relationships within and throughout his works that are sometimes in opposition to each other, sometimes complementary. "Twilit Ensembles," a solo exhibition of his new paintings, drawings, sculptures and collages go on exhibit March 3rd.


Anna Plesset’s first solo show in New York is on exhibition through February 24th. On Plesset’s stage the distinctions between creator, maker, and imitator collapse as the past is grafted onto the present. The resulting space is that of a fiction – one in which the boundaries between reality and illusion are blurred and their unstable relationship to history, memory, and perception examined.


Join us on Thursday, January 24th, for an experience in The Museum of Emotions as we bring scenes from Bill Hayward's film asphalt, muscle and bone to life. Laura Isaacman, editor of The Coffin Factory, discusses art, literature, and film with Bill Hayward, whose photographs are the main art feature in issue four of The Coffin Factory


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