Sunday, June 9, 2013

Art Week NY: FOUNTAIN ART at the Armory

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

The Fountain Art Fair took place from  March 8th tthrough the10th at the 69th Regiment Armory.
Founded in 2006, Fountain Art Fair has received critical acclaim for its uniquely alternative art fair model and genuine dedication to the artists and galleries who share in its vision and ideology. Celebrated as the first of a new influential generation of alternative fairs, Fountain is reinterpreting the concept of the art fair experience and paving a new path for the future of contemporary art.

Fountain is the only art fair of its kind that regularly presents an arresting selection of performance artists from around the world. Fountain welcomes back Grace Exhibition Space as curator of a special nine-artist program to take place throughout the weekend. Grace artists include Alice Vogler (Boston, MA), Whitney V. Hunter (Chicago/NYC), Rob Andrews (NYC), Ryan Hawk (Boston, MA), Hector Canonge (South America, NYC), Lital & Eyal The Glasshouse Project (Israel/NYC), Miao Jiaxin (China/NYC), and Mideo M Cruz (Philippines). Performance artist and photographer Sarah Trouche also joins Fountain from Paris, France, known for her cultural and site specific actions.

Huira Byon

Fountain was amongst those devastated to hear Pratt Institute’s main building was destroyed by an aggressive fire in February, destroying dozens of art studios and thousands of student artworks and significantly damaging the historic six-story building. In the spirit of rebuilding, Fountain is humbled to partner with Pratt on The Pratt Project, a group show featuring graduate students Naroa Lizar, Loney Abrams, Ian Swanson, Erik Plambeck, Levi Jackson, Jesse Gammage, Raul Hott Ubilla, Tao Kulczycki, Lucia Pedi, Jean-Paul Gomez.

Poor Kings

Daniel Maidman

Fountain worked with presenting partner WAGMAG, the free monthly guide to Brooklyn galleries and also with Republic Worldwide, Artcards, Art Dossier, Art Slant, and Hamptons Magazine. They also partnered with The L Magazine and Brooklyn Magazine for the fifth consecutive year.

Fountain’s line-up of product sponsors are Drink Mercy, Espolon Tequila, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, TIA MARIA's infusion of vanilla, fresh coffee and Jamaican rum, TY KU, and Narrangansett beer.

Robert Berry

Robert Berry

Dacia Gallery

Lori Nelson

Fountain selects galleries based on their dedication to accelerating the arts and rigorous exhibition programs. With an emphasis on originality and quality, hundreds of artists were showcased, ranging from young stars and mid-career artists to established masters. This is the list of participants:

A Band Apart Gallery 22, A Bowl of Mixed Art, A Dying Breed, Amanda Hudson Photography, Arch Enemy Arts, Arcilesi | Homberg Fine Art, ART-FLOW, Artist Collective, Asan Gallery, Bad Booth and Beyond, Bartek Walicki, Calico, Carol Scavotto, Cloisters Gallery, Converge Gallery, COOHAUS, Correa, Jimenez and Stewart, Creamhotel, Dacia Gallery, Dan Sabau, David Kesting Presents, Davis Art Services, DigiPen Institute of Technology, EMP Gallery, et al Projects, Front Room Gallery, Fuchs Projects, Gallery DEN, Gentleman’s Game, Grace Exhibition Space, Greyegg Presents, G Spot, Hullaballoo Collective, iArt-4, Inyoung Seoung, Kaboose Gallery, KiloWatt Gallery, Leon Reid IV, Lindsay Carron, Marc Lecureuil, MayJune Gallery Presents: Art Mazinga, Charlie K. Art Space, GAGA Gallery, K& P Gallery, Luv Gallery, MK Gallery, Michellekwan Gallery, Modern Art, Richard Catherine Gallery, Urah & Partners Gallery MCCAIG + WELLES, Mighty Tanaka, Murder Lounge, Pascal Lievre, Paul Szabo, Pete's Fingers, Post Nature Art, Pop Mortem/BluBeard, Republic Worldwide, Roleke, Rose Morgan, Rush Arts Gallery, Said Assemi, Sarah Trouche, Solo(s) Project House, Station 16, Stephen Lipuma, tART Collective, The Hangar Gallery, The Parlour Bushwick, The Sculptor’s Guild, TheSo&SoCollective, Topaz Arts, Uprise Art, Vicki DaSilva & Hec One Love, Yes Gallery, Yonabe

Asan Gallery

Lievre Pascal

Alice Vogler

Pop Mortem

Vicki Da Silva & Hec One Love

Hyunsuk Kim

Said Assemi

Peter Kephart

Misha Tyutyunik

Grace H.

Pamela Casper

Kwang Taek Choi

Jeonghee Hwang, left, and Eun Hee Choi, right

Chris Smith

Jungwon Mun

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