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Art is Back: The Armory Show Comes To The Javits Center

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The Armory Show will take place at the Jacob Javits Center in New York from September 9–12. The Armory Show in New York, one of the country’s biggest art fairs, and plans to gather together 195 exhibitors.

Julian Charrière, We Are All Astronauts (2013). Installation view of Towards No Earthly Pole, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland 2020. Copyright Julian Charriere, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, Germany. Photo: Jens Ziehe. Courtesy Dittrich & Schechtrien, Berlin / Sean Kelly, New York.

Besides the main exhibitors there will be several other sections: Solo for single-artist presentations, Presents  for Galleries in business under 15 years with recent work by one or two artists and Focus, which is curated by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. This year one of the theme is Can you hear the fault lines breathing?

Grayson Perry, Very Large Very Expensive Abstract Painting (2020). Tapestry. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro.

Among the galleries that will partake are Victoria Miro (with locations in London and Venice), Galeria Nara Roesler (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York), Kasmin (New York), Sadie Coles HQ (London), Anton Kern Gallery (New York), and David Zwirner (New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong). Those participating for the first time include Galleria Millan (São Paulo) and Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala City).

Notably missing from this edition are some of the world’s biggest blue-chip galleries, including Pace, Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Lisson, and White Cube.

The full list of exhibitors is here.

Galleries

303 Gallery New York
ACA Galleries New York
albertz benda New York
ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN London
Alfonso Artiaco Naples
Arusha Gallery Edinburgh
Ascaso Gallery Miami, Caracas
BERG Contemporary Reykjavík
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard Copenhagen
Peter Blake Gallery Laguna Beach
Peter Blum Gallery New York
Marianne Boesky Gallery New York, Aspen
Galleri Brandstrup Oslo
The Breeder Athens
Ben Brown Fine Arts London, Hong Kong, Palm Beach
Buchmann Galerie Berlin, Lugano
Cardi Gallery London, Milan
David Castillo Miami
Chambers Fine Art New York
James Cohan New York
Sadie Coles HQ London
Cortesi Gallery Lugano, Milan
Cristea Roberts Gallery London
Galerie Crone Vienna, Berlin
Denny Dimin Gallery New York, Hong Kong
Dirimart Istanbul
DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM Berlin
Anat Ebgi Los Angeles
Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin, Leipzig
galerie frank elbaz Paris, Dallas
Donald Ellis Gallery New York
Max Estrella Madrid
Henrique Faria Fine Art New York
Stephen Friedman Gallery London
Gavlak Gallery Los Angeles, Palm Beach
Garth Greenan Gallery New York
Green On Red Gallery Dublin
Kavi Gupta Chicago
Hales London, New York
Jack Hanley Gallery New York, East Hampton
Leila Heller Gallery New York, Dubai
Rhona Hoffman Gallery Chicago
The Hole New York
Edwynn Houk Gallery New York
HOUSING New York *Gramercy International Prize Winner 
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery Chicago
INGLEBY Edinburgh
Lyndsey Ingram London
Bernard Jacobson Gallery London
Alison Jacques Gallery London
Jenkins Johnson Gallery San Francisco, Brooklyn
Kasmin New York
Kayne Griffin Los Angeles
Sean Kelly New York
Kerlin Gallery Dublin
Anton Kern Gallery New York
Tina Kim Gallery New York
Robert Koch Gallery San Francisco
Kohn Gallery Los Angeles
Kravets Wehby Gallery New York
Galerie Krinzinger Vienna
Simon Lee Gallery London, Hong Kong
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York, Paris
Galerie Christian Lethert Cologne
Library Street Collective Detroit
Josh Lilley London
Locks Gallery Philadelphia
Ludorff Düsseldorf
Galeria Lume São Paulo
Galleria d’Arte Maggiore g.a.m. Bologna, Paris, Milan
Galerie Ron Mandos Amsterdam
Marlborough New York, London, Madrid, Barcelona
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels, Knokke
Mazzoleni London, Turin
Miles McEnery Gallery New York
Meyer Riegger Berlin, Karlsruhe
Galeria Millan São Paulo
Yossi Milo Gallery New York
Victoria Miro London, Venice
Galerie Nagel Draxler Cologne, Berlin, Munich
Nicodim Gallery Los Angeles, Bucharest
Night Gallery Los Angeles
Carolina Nitsch New York
Gallery Wendi Norris San Francisco
OMR Mexico City
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Rome
Galerie Oniris Rennes
P420 Bologna
Paragon London
Perrotin Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai
Polígrafa Obra Gràfica Barcelona
PROYECTOSMONCLOVA Mexico City
R & Company New York
Almine Rech New York, Paris, Brussels, London, Shanghai, Aspen
Repetto Gallery London
Yancey Richardson Gallery New York
Roberts Projects Los Angeles
Galeria Nara Roesler São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York
Ronchini Gallery London
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery New York
Richard Saltoun London
Sapar Contemporary New York, Almaty
Galerie Thomas Schulte Berlin
Marc Selwyn Fine Art Beverly Hills
Galeria SENDA Barcelona
Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino Houston
Sies + Höke Düsseldorf
Jessica Silverman Gallery San Francisco
Bruce Silverstein Gallery New York
Fredric Snitzer Gallery Miami
SOCO Charlotte
Sorry We’re Closed Brussels
Walter Storms Galerie Munich
Hollis Taggart New York, Southport
Taubert Contemporary Berlin
TEMPLON Paris, Brussels
Thomsen Gallery New York
Tiwani Contemporary London
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects New York
Steve Turner Los Angeles
Two Palms New York
Van Doren Waxter New York
VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES Los Angeles
Vigo London
VISTAMARE | VISTAMARESTUDIO Pescara, Milan
Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, Karuizawa
Yavuz Gallery Singapore, Sydney
Zeno X Gallery Antwerp
David Zwirner New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong

Solo

Aicon Contemporary New York
Andréhn-Schiptjenko Stockholm, Paris
Half Gallery New York
Inman Gallery Houston
Charlie James Gallery Los Angeles
KLEMM’S Berlin
LOOCK Galerie Berlin
OSL contemporary Oslo
Parafin London
Pierogi Brooklyn
P.P.O.W Gallery New York
SMAC Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg

Focus

CURRO Guadalajara
Empty Gallery Hong Kong
Daniel Faria Gallery Toronto
Franz Kaka Toronto
James Fuentes New York
Halsey McKay Gallery East Hampton
Susan Inglett Gallery New York
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Galerie Fabian Lang Zurich
Luce Gallery Turin
MAIA Contemporary Mexico City
Monique Meloche Gallery Chicago
Proyectos Ultravioleta Guatemala City
rosenfeld London
Sargent’s Daughters New York
Carrie Secrist Gallery Chicago
SMAC Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg
Marc Straus New York
Tandem Press Madison
Cristin Tierney Gallery New York
Ulterior Gallery New York
Vermelho São Paulo
Welancora Gallery Brooklyn
Anna Zorina Gallery New York

Presents

Gallery 1957 London, Accra
1969 Gallery New York
Addis Fine Art Addis Ababa, London
Edel Assanti London
Jack Barrett New York
Jack Bell Gallery London
Bradley Ertaskiran Montreal
Rutger Brandt Gallery Amsterdam
Patel Brown Toronto
Rebecca Camacho Presents San Francisco
Carbon 12 Dubai
Dastan’s Basement Tehran
Deli Gallery Brooklyn
DOCUMENT Chicago
Et al. San Francisco
FALSE FLAG Long Island City
Frestonian Gallery London
Thierry Goldberg Gallery New York
Jhaveri Contemporary Mumbai
Lyles & King New York
Marinaro New York
NINO MIER GALLERY Los Angeles, Brussels, Cologne
Shulamit Nazarian Los Angeles
Patron Gallery Chicago
The Pit Glendale
PSM Berlin
Rele Gallery Lagos, Los Angeles
SARADIPOUR Art Tehran
SHRINE New York
TAFETA London

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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Times Square Chronicles Presents Artist and Innovator Roger Sichel

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Photographer, artist and festival producer, Roger Sichel’s prolific creative experience spans generations and genres. From creating one of New York’s first erotic film festivals with judges Andy Warhol, Gore Vidal and Milos Forman to producing rock concerts with the Doors, Four Seasons and Isaac Hayes nationwide, Roger identifies most as a cultural observer and photographic journalist. His work is at this years Coachella and on the Moon.

T2C had a chance to talk to this prolific artist.

Sichel has now entered the next phase of his artistic career and is choosing to explore neo-pop mixed media, inspired by his own life, as well as current events, while simultaneously preserving the legacy of his work in photojournalism.

You can catch us on the following platforms:

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Bonnie Comley, ART TO WARE and ChaShaMa Present Nothing to Wear

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Until April 30th Bonnie Comley, ART TO WARE and ChaShaMa Present Nothing to Wear in Port Authority’s 41st Street building.

Bonnie Comley and Anita Durst

Bonnie is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer. She has, also, won an Olivier Award and two Drama Desk Awards for her stage productions. She is on the Board President of The Drama League as well as a full member of The Broadway League and the Audience Engagement and Education Committee.

Nothing to Wear

Comley has produced over 40 films, winning five Telly Awards and one W3 Award. She is the founder and CEO of BroadwayHD, the world’s premier online streaming platform delivering over 300 premium live productions to theatre fans globally. Now she is an artist presenting her work at ART TO WARE (A2W) a wearable Art Gallery that curates up-cycled, hand-made, one-of-a-kind statement pieces to be seen, loved and taken home!

Bonnie Comley and Lelie Ware

Founded in 2021 by Lesley Ware, this Black-owned and women-run small business carries small-batch, socially conscious, up-cycled, and locally-made wearables and gifts. A2W curates an environment of creativity, acceptance, and collaboration within a dynamic retail setting that showcases the work of artists, designers, and creative visionaries.

Making this all happen is ChaShaMa and Anita Durst who helps create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate. Currently, they present 150 events a year, have workspace for 120 artists, and have developed 80 workshops in under served communities. They award 11 million worth of real estate to artists, subsidizes 300 artist work spaces, provide over 215 free art classes, gives 200 artists free space to present and upport over 75 businesses with free space.

Nothing to Wear is a provocative look at our relationship with our clothing choices as it pertains to our self image, fast fashion and textile waste. It challenges the fashion industry to create an alternative to current business models and the global appetite for consumption and asks viewers to question dress codes like the current policing of women in political office.

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16 Year Old Artist Henri Reed’s Debut Exhibition at Lux Contemporary

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Lux Contemporary, the newest Chelsea gallery adjacent to Rolls Royce New York, will launch “Henri’s World,” a new solo exhibition by 16-year-old LA-based emerging artist, Henri Reed, on view from Friday, April 19th –  Sunday, May 19th at 270 11th Avenue in New York.

The gallery’s owner and renowned celebrity art dealer, Emanuel Friedman, will host an Invite-only artist reception on Thursday, April 18th from 5pm – 8pm. Expected attendees will include a selection of celebrities and pro athletes, who are collectors of Henri’s works.

Henri, who has already created buzz across the country with collectors in L.A., N.Y., Chicago and Miami, including Babyface, will also make his New York City debut as the featured artist at the New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center, where he has created “Year of the Draggin.” More than a painting, the work serves as a tribute to the thrill of drag racing and the spirited culture surrounding it, set in the Year of the Dragon.

Named to honor the enduring appeal of drag racing, this piece captures the essence of a timeless passion. While it fits into a show centered around cars, its significance goes beyond any specific moment in time. Instead, it invites viewers to experience the exhilaration of speed and competition, regardless of when they encounter it. As one admires “Year of the Draggin,” they’re not just looking at a painting—they’re feeling the pulse of a culture that spans generations. And while its creation may be rooted in a particular year, its impact promises to resonate far into the future, leaving viewers to wonder which era of drag racing it truly represents. The work will be spotlighted at the Manhattan Motor Cars booth, spotlighting all the biggest exotic brands like Rimac, Koenigsegg, Bugatti, Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini and more.

The “Henri’s World” exhibit will take over Lux Contemporary’s gallery space, highlighting over a dozen impactful, large-scale canvases and wood works. The young artist’s highlighted works will include Completa, a work made of two weathered planks of wood that were lying around for weeks in Henri’s studio. He knew he wanted to use them and brought them together, aligning them side by side. With pencil in hand, he began to sketch, treating them not as separate entities but as a unified whole. This piece quickly became the artist’s favorite in the collection. Its significance extends beyond mere materiality, reflecting a profound truth about human connections. When we view others as individuals, we may see only their vulnerabilities. But when we come together, our collective strengths shine forth, overshadowing our weaknesses. “Completa” embodies this essence—the beauty of unity, the power of togetherness.

High on Heels, a depiction of the timeless bond between a loyal canine and its skeletal walker, going beyond life and death. The dog’s love and loyalty shine through, while the walker’s bones remind us of life’s fleeting nature. Yet, together, they show us that love can endure forever. One Million Dollar, a recreation of the dollar bill with a Henri spin pays homage to his brother with his favorite color being green and his birthday spotlighted within the piece. On April 17th, Henri will also be appearing as the featured artist at the New York Stock Exchange’s private gallery collection. He is the youngest artist to be shown in the gallery. The collection is curated by world-famous trader and extensive collector, the “Einstein of Wall Street”, Peter Tuchman. The NYSE’s gallery is seen by world leaders, business titans and foreign dignitaries.

“I paint with shadows and whispers, leaving clues for those who dare to decipher the riddles hidden in plain sight,” said Henri.

Henri’s artistic career began at the age of 14 when he found an old wooden crate in his family’s garage and asked his father if he could use it. Before his parents returned from their dinner that evening, Henri had dismantled the crate and finished an original piece using materials from around the house.  A local collector saw a photo of the piece on Henri’s Instagram and immediately commissioned Henri for a new piece for his own home.  Within the next week, Henri began selling artwork to collectors, including Hollywood celebrities, music stars, and business leaders.

In February 2024, Henri was signed by New York City’s Lux Contemporary Gallery, which has featured works by Banksy, KAWS, Daniel Arsham, Brendan Murphy, Mr. Brainwash, Enrique Cabrera, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jonty Hurwitz, Robert Indiana, Jeff Koons, Robert Longo, Takashi Murakami, King Saladeen and Hunt Slonem. Henri is the first emerging artist that the gallery has represented.

Henri’s World will be on view from Friday, April 19th – Sunday, May 19th at Lux Contemporary at 270 11th Avenue in NY, adjacent to Rolls Royce New York.

Exhibition hours are Mondays -Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM; Sunday: Closed and by appointment.

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Playwright Mario Fratti’s Art for Sale

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Paintings and illustrations from the art collection of the Broadway show “Nine’s” playwright and critic Mario Fratti is for sale at Jadite Gallery on 10th Avenue.

Fratti was not just a playwright, educator and theater critic with the OCC and Drama Desk, but an art collector.

Fratti was born in L’Aquila, Italy on July 5, 1927. In 1962, he presented his one-act play Suicido at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto and Lee Strasberg, a guest of the festival, was impressed by his work and invited him to stage it at the Actors Studio. He moved to New York in Hell’s Kitchen in 1963 and worked as a professor at Columbia University and Hunter College, where he was named Professor Emeritus of Italian Literature. Fratti is best known for writing the adaptation of Federico Fellini’s and further developing the musical NINE with Maury Yeston, that opened in 1982 and went on to win five Tony Awards.  Mario died last year at the age of 95.

The exhibit and sales at Jadite Gallery, follows the auction of some of Fratti’s collection. The most expensive piece is on diplay in the gallery’s window, Homage to Mario Fratti by Italian artist David Grazioso  $750. “Prices range from $75—the average is around $200. The sale of these pieces will fund the transposition and translation of newly discovered manuscripts.

Artwork from the Collection of Mario Fratti is on show at Jadite Gallery at 660 10th Avenue (between W46/47th St) until April 13. Opening hours are noon-6pm Tuesday to Saturday.

The art has been entrusted to trusted friend Roland Sainz and Jadite Gallery by renowned theater director and his daughter Valentina.

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Midnight Moment Presents Life Forms

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Each midnight this April, Times Square’s screens become a portal into New York-based artist Tricia McLaughlin’s Life Forms, a humorous fantasy world filled with hard working mutant creatures who toil around the clock constructing an endless city. As these glassy-eyed creatures called “Phantasmachina” mount buildings and scale sidewalks, a threatening figure starts to approach. Undeterred, the organisms continue their Sisyphean task.

Crafted through painting and  3D animations, these life forms are inspired by biotechnology, prosthetics and the exploration of mutation. Striving to anthropomorphize geometry, McLaughlin imbues her community with not only emotions but also a sense of social responsibility.

A recorded musical score by David B. Smith and Omar Zubair will accompany McLaughlin’s Midnight Moment presentation on April 5, 2024 on Duffy Square.

Life Forms is presented in conjunction with McLaughlin’s exhibition phantasmachina, showcasing drawings, paintings and animations sponsored by En Foco at WallWorks Gallery in the Bronx, NY, from April 6–30, 2024. In addition, TFLR Contemporary will present an online exhibition of McLaughlin’s work, Out of the Abyss, from April 1–30, 2024.

Tricia McLaughlin is a physical and digital media artist exploring the transformative effects of technology on nature with unexpected consequences. Mutant creations where function follows form stem from McLaughlin’s intuitive repurposing of robotics, biotechnology, and aeronautics. As McLaughlin explains her process, “each painting and drawing begins as a collection of random marks on a page, allowing my subconscious mind to guide the initial creation. As the artwork develops, I start to see patterns and shapes arranging the chaos. Then I refine and define these elements, gradually transforming the initial marks into living, mechanical beings and/or structures.” Paintings are inserted into animation, 3D-designed constructions inspire paintings.

TFLR CONTEMPORARY is a gallery dedicated to exhibiting emerging and mid-career artists, both in the US and abroad. Exhibitions and curatorial projects are planned throughout the year in various venues and online platforms.

En Foco, Inc. presents U.S.-based photographers and digital imaging artists, focusing on women and people of African, Asian, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander heritage. Through exhibitions, workshops, events, and publications, it provides professional recognition, honoraria, and assistance as they grow into different stages of their careers.

The phantasmachina exhibition is co-presented by En Foco, Inc. and WallWorks Gallery, South Bronx, NYC.

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