NY ARMORY WEEK: INDEPENDENT THIRD EDITION
Nicola L., Ocean, 2003. Vinyl, 14 feet high. Represented by Broadway 1602 Gallery, NY.
Darren Flook, Gallerist and Co-founder of Independent, stands before work by Alistair Frost, represented by Flook at his gallery, Hotel, London.
Painting on wall by Gabriel Vormstein, Meyer Riegger Gallery, Berlin; Sculpture on floor by Christoph Bock, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris. These two galleries mixed it up and interspersed work from each gallery in one shared space.
Gavin Brown’s enterprise: Rob Pruitt installation; On the wall: Left, 9 drawings by Oliver Payne; Right, 25 drawings by Spencer Sweeney.
Elizabeth Dee, Gallerist at the gallery that bears her name, and Co-founder, Independent, chatting with visitors to her space at the temporary exhibition forum.
Independent looks by Yichen and Haley, Parsons School of Design MFA Candidates.
INDEPENDENT - the temporary exhibition forum
As has been the case for the past two years, Independent wins again this year, hands down, for being the most enjoyable fair to visit during Armory Week NY, for a few fundamental reasons: the consistently high caliber of contemporary art represented, the space it inhabits (the former DIA Chelsea building) being the most aesthetic not just for the fair-goer but also for the art being shown thanks to the natural daylight streaming through the space, and the actual number of galleries showing being manageable in one visit, and not inducing extreme visual overload. Rumor has it that Independent is about to be gobbled up by new art fair coming this May to the New York City block, Frieze NY. Que sera, sera.