This year the show will abandon the traditional focus on galleries – offering a “break” from the typical art fair model – and showcase a range of New York City’s curatorial voices, all surrounding a single exhibition theme - 'New Mysticism'.
SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York City’s conceptual curator-driven art fair, will showcase over 70 artists in the Old School space at 233 Mott Street in NoLIta from March 5th – 10th during Armory Arts Week 2013.
Premiering works will include Eve Sussman + Simon Lee’s curation of the 35mm project Car Wash Incident – a two screen video installation re-creating in detail one of the major insurance scams of convicted confidence artists Jack + Leigh Ruby. In addition, Sussman will curate Peter Dudek’s architectural sculpture grids – colorful networks emulating the clickable ‘pop-up’ features found in video games and computer screens.
Curator Maureen Sullivan explores American myths of violence and spiritual reconciliation through Jeremy Blake’s Winchester Redux, and transcendental themes through the multi-media experiential installation of Yorgo Alexopoulos.
Kyle DeWoody of Grey Area curates Michael Joaquin Grey’s exploration of historic invention through his immersive projection, Umwelt Belt.
Amanda Schmitt curates the exhibition alonetogether with works by Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Grace Villamil, and Myla Dalbesio highlighting the confluence of public and solitary space on the internet, and a solo exhibition I don’t know what it is, but it feels good by Myla Dalbesio, which explores themes of reality and unreality in the context of pop-culture, mass media, and pyschedelia.
Mark Azoulay will curate the work of artist JR for the school building’s courtyard wall.
Ballast Projects curator Adam Mignanelli links the addictive, anxious excitement procured by internet technology platforms with the same compulsions in the aesthetic sphere through the work of Chuck Webster, Russell Tyler, Matt Mignanelli, Rachel Rossin, Ted Gahl, and Matthew Hassell.
Gabriela Alva, Natalia Porter, and Aurora Pellizzi of Eyelevel BQE curate works including Anthony Graves’ digitally ‘erased’ first sections of the Financial Times, flat-bed scanner prints by Carla Herrera-Prats, three-dimensional video work installations by Lumarca and Marco A. Castro, and additional works related to New Mysticism by Marcos Castro, Antoine Lefebvre, Ed Purver, Tom Smith, and Aurora Pellizzi.
Curator John Morrow will present new works where pro-sumer digital technologies are incorporated or elevated into high art vessels, whether aligning micro- and macroscopic in the photography of Avery McCarthy, or confounding the intimate with the public through Sarah Hindsgaul’s text-message proliferated video portraits.
Tom Weinrich of Interstate Projects will show ethereal works by Rachel de Joode, Jennifer Chan, Cheon pyo Lee, and Joe Jagos.
Helen Toomer of Toomer-Labzda Gallery will showcase Howard Raimund Hurst’s crass spiritualism in the banal in a collection of his recent paintings.
Curator Cecelia Stucker will premiere an installation inspired by notorious former CIA operative Frank Olson, with works contributed by Aaron Anderson, Eric Carlson, Etienne Chambaud, Garrett Pruter, Jane Moseley, Grear Paterson, Lobel Modern, and Printed Matter.
Ted Barrow will show the painted, figurative cut-outs of artist Z Behl in an amassed installation.
The scientific tests of psychologists Fritz Strack, Leonard R. Martin, and Sabine Stepper will be re-contextualized by Angela Conant of Gowanus Studio Space, through works by artists Grayson Cox, Jennifer Dayton, Beka Goedde, Dylan Gauthier, Michelle Levy, Andrea Merkx, Nathan Gwynne, Rachel Ostrow, John Whitlock, Francesco Simeti, Kendra Sullivan and more.
Patrick Meagher of Silvershed will show cosmic mapping prints by Rachel Garrard, augmented phenomenological news footage by Zain Burgess, ASCII shorthand painting by Kerry Hassler, a computer-based project by Jamie Zigelbaum, and cloud-computing photo collages by Patrick Meagher.
Elizabeth Clark will curate the relationship ruminations of artist duo BOYFRIENDGIRLFRIEND.
Marco Antonini of NURTUREart will show Luigi Presicce’s subliminal photographs from his book, Mistici e Maghi.
Andrew Gori + Ambre Kelly will showcase works including site-specific artworks by Julia Chiang, Fall On Your Sword, Sarah Bereza, Melissa Godoy-Nieto, David Alexander Flinn, and Mary Blakemore – with two-dimensional works exploring obsessive and transcendent processes by artists Andreis Costa, Brian Randolph, Meredith Cunningham, Annabel Linquist, Noah Gershman, Ambre Kelly, and Adam Ianniello.
Curator List: Gabriela Alva, Marco Antonini, Marc Azoulay, Ted Barrow, Elizabeth Clark, Angela Conant, Kyle DeWoody, Aaron Levi Garvey, Andrew Gori, Ambre Kelly, Natalie Kovacs, Simon Lee, Patrick Meagher, Adam Mignanelli, John Morrow, Aurora Pellizzi, Natalia Porter, Amanda Schmitt, Cecelia Stucker, Maureen Sullivan, Eve Sussman, Helen Toomer, Tom Weinrich.
Artists List: Yorgo Alexopoulos, Aaron Anderson, Jeremy Blake, Z Behl, Sarah Bereza, Mary Blakemore, BOYFRIENDGIRLFRIEND, Zain Burgess, Eric Carlson, Etienne Chambaud, Jennifer Chan, Marco A. Castro, Marcos Castro, Julia Chiang, Andreis Costa, Grayson Cox, Meredith Cunningham, Jennifer Dayton, Myla Dalbesio, Peter Dudek, Fall On Your Sword, David Alexander Flinn, Ted Gahl, Rachel Garrard, Dylan Gauthier, Beka Goedde, Noah Gershman, Melissa Godoy-Nieto, Anthony Graves, Michael Joaquin Grey, Nathan Gwynne, Matthew Hassell, Kerry Hassler, Sarah Hindsgaul, Howard Raimund Hurst, Adam Ianniello, Joe Jagos, Rachel de Joode, JR, Ambre Kelly, Cheon pyo Lee, Antoine Lefebvre, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Michelle Levy, Annabel Linquist, Lumarca, Avery McCarthy, Patrick Meagher, Andrea Merkx, Matt Mignanelli, Lobel Modern, Jane Moseley, Rachel Ostrow, Grear Paterson, Aurora Pellizzi, Carla Herrera-Prats, Luigi Presicce, Printed Matter, Garrett Pruter, Ed Purver, Brian Randolph, Rachel Rossin, Jack + Leigh Ruby, Francesco Simeti, Tom Smith, Kendra Sullivan, Russell Tyler, Grace Villamil, Chuck Webster, John Whitlock and Jamie Zigelbaum.
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(Image on top: Courtesy Spring / Break Art Show)