It has been a little while since I’ve felt inspired by an art fair or had an art world crush, but having had the opportunity to finally attend Spring Break after about a year of my good friend and studio mate, Marie Samuels, telling me how much she loved the last show, I have to concur. It was magical.
Founded by Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, Spring Break is independent of the fairs exhibiting during Armory Arts Week and inhabits underutilized (think abandoned, floor-through office space in a Times Square building) by offering low-cost exhibition space to over 100 curators premiering new work from emerging and mid-career contemporary artists ranging from painters and sculptures to performance artists. I found going from one room to the next and from space to space I was eager to be a part of the experience and excited to see what we would come upon next.
These are a few of my favorite pieces and artists from Spring Break.
Onyedika Chuke, The Untitled
Curated by Dustin Yellin
Kawita-V, Onto Fabrics
Curated by Alexandra Fanning
This time I'll be the one championing Spring Break, my reverence restored in the institution of art fairs. In the meantime I'll be bringing in some new art, with a fresh perspective and very much looking forward to being in the four walls of my precious gallery and connecting with my own artists and clients for what is sure to be a very busy upcoming season. See you there.
Let's keep in touch! XO Kristen