Right now I identify with the boat hull featured in this post in a big way. It's Exaltation, named after a feeling of elation, or extreme happiness - happiness so overwhelming that it cannot be extinguished by the annoyance of writing this post from a Sunday trip to the Southampton Hospital ER to get an x-ray for a possible broken foot.
It's a big week for me. I'm showing several pieces from my boat hulls series at Art New York, one of the art fairs happening during the biggest art week of the year in NYC, when the Frieze art fair returns to town. Art New York features work from emerging and established artists, and includes work from art luminaries and legends including Avedon, Bourgeois, Burri, Fischl, Haring, Hockney, Indiana, Kline, Lewitt, Picasso, Richter, Ruscha, Scharf, Serra, and Sherman - as well as fantastic cutting edge work from less recognizable names. Blouin Artinfo considers it one of the satellite fairs to see during Frieze Week in NYC. As part of the fair, participating artists will have their work featured on Artsy, one of the preeminent online resource for art - and I'm thrilled to have my work included on the site. Art New York will be on Pier 94 in Manhattan at 12th Avenue and 55th St. from May 3rd to May 8th, and is generally open from noon to 8pm (exceptions on the 3rd and 8th). Contact me via my website if you're interested in complimentary passes, and see artnyfair.com for more info.
I am also showing four of my boat hull photos in a group show with fantastic artists at White Room gallery in Bridgehampton, NY, which runs from April 28th to May 15th, with an opening reception on May 7th from 5pm to 7pm. I'm really excited about my new relationship with this gallery and participating in this show as well as the shows that I will be doing there in the future. More to come in future posts.
Exaltation. It's not one of the pieces that I am showing at Art New York or at the White Room Gallery, but it perfectly describes the happiness that has me grinning despite finding out about the spiral fracture in my left foot as I write this. I hope to see you at Art New York - I'll be the one with the boot and the big smile.