Fountain NY 2011: Avant Garde Art Takes Center Stage during Armory Week

Fountain New York 2011

Fountain New York 2011

Tinca Art Presents Carly Ivan Garcia & Rachel Monosov

Tinca Art Presents Carly Ivan Garcia & Rachel Monosov

Carly Ivan Garcia Artwork : Daydream Free

Carly Ivan Garcia Artwork : Daydream Free

Rachel Monosov Artwork

Rachel Monosov Artwork

Greg Haberny Artwork

Greg Haberny Artwork

Brian Leo Artwork

Brian Leo Artwork

Fountain Art Fair in New York, an exhibition of avant garde artwork, returns to Pier 66 Maritime during Armory week with a spacious 10,000 sq ft venue. Galleries exhibiting include Leo Kesting, founded in 2007 by David Kesting and John Leo, a gallery that seeks to expose and promote cutting edge emerging artists in the contemporary art scene. Christina Ray, another gallery that is exhibiting, will be returning for its fifth time to Fountain New York, presents a large scale presentation by “Garage-Pop Surrealist” artist, Brian Leo and Mark Price. This is just a taste of what Leo will be showing in his first solo show at the gallery later in March. Mark Price, who is a veteran to gallery exhibitions, will be exhibiting black and white silkscreen prints that represent techno-social disaster, as well as print work consisting of a wheatpaste installation and “three-deimensional letter forms spelling the word ‘FANTASY.'”

Tinca Art, which represents artists, dealers and galleries worldwide, will be presenting artwork from neo-abstract artist, Carly Ivan Garcia, an artist that pushes the boundaries of contemporary art and freedom of expression, as well as Russian-born Israeli artist, Rachel Monosov, who curated the photography show, “Women by Women,” at the Zik Gallery, and in September of 2009 at the Gershwin Hotel in NYC. Monosov’s art provokes the viewer to ponder society’s invasive tendencies.

Other notable art installations include work by NY artist, Greg Haberny, whose artwork has been described as a “mixing of influences from Alfred Hitchcock to Terry Richardson [with] a grasp and awareness of cultural iconography.” Through his use of vintage comics, pin-up girls of yesteryear and baby boomer advertising, Haberny has been known to generate an “inner dialog which shifts our perceptions and creates stories with individual works which participate in a larger experience within the installation.” His installation seemingly turns space into a film set, which causes the viewer to go beyond passive observation, but instead be “inhabited and engulfed.” He shows his artwork in New York and throughout the United States, as well as internationally.

Murder Lounge, a cutting edge art collective is celebrating its third year at Fountain and will be presenting work by Dave Tree, “a hardcore art revolutionary, politically activated rock n roller” representing Boston, MA. Tree’s artwork consists of photo, silkscreen, politic, found object, and sculpture. Other Murder Lounge artists include NYC’s Victor Cox, “a master of the fine line,” painter, photographer and filmmaker, Sergio Coyote, and Rob Servo, a mixed media narrative painter and musician based out of Brooklyn.

Fountain New York 2011:

Pier 66 Maritime @ 26th Street & 12th Avenue in the Hudson River Park

March 3 – 6, 2011

General Public Hours:

March 4 – March 6, 12pm – 7pm

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