PHOTOFAIRS New York provides a space dedicated to exploring the rich diversity of photography and its continuous evolution, from modern examples, to contemporary intersections with digital art and film, to the medium’s next frontiers. The inaugural edition of PHOTOFAIRS New York opens this week with a VIP Preview (invitation-only) on Thursday, September 7 and the first Public Day on Friday, September 8. We spotlight five exhibitors that encapsulate the new art fair dedicated to photography and new media.
© Shai Kremer – courtesy of Art Bond NY
#1 Art Bond NY
The New York-based gallery shows two bodies of work by artist Shai Kremer. Exploring destruction, reconstruction and the impact of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Kremer’s series W.T.C Concrete Abstract has been created over more than a decade. Each large-scale archival pigment print is composed from as many as 60 overlapping images, resulting in a subtle collage that invites closer inspection. The second project, Gentrification, pays tribute to Brooklyn’s former landscape while celebrating its constant reinvention. It mirrors the artist’s personal story while revealing the aesthetic shifts in the borough’s streetscapes as part of gentrification.
#2 ATLAS GALLERY
The London gallery will be premiering SINK / RISE (Chapter Three of the major project The Day May Break) by Nick Brandt. This third chapter focuses on South Pacific Islanders impacted by rising oceans from climate change. Also on show will be unique blueware and silverware vases by Glithero, who created an original technique of making cyanotypes and silver gelatin prints on ceramics. A further highlight in Atlas Gallery’s booth is Andreas Gefeller’s Clouds, a symbol of the forces of nature and a visual comment on man-made global warming. Colourful and abstract landscapes by Franco Fontana will also be exhibited.
© David Samuel Stern – courtesy of Marshall Gallery
#3 marshall gallery
New and unseen abstract woven works by Brooklyn-based artist David Samuel Stern will be unveiled at Marshall Gallery’s booth. Weaving together two photographic prints of the same sitter, Stern’s textured prints go beyond the familiar.
#4 ROLF ART
Rolf Art’s exhibition focuses on Latin American social, political, and religious issues through the works of four remarkable visual artists: José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia), Gabriela Golder (Argentina), Marcelo Brodsky (Argentina), and Milagros de la Torre (Peru). The selected works explore a poetic reflection on terrorism and memory, based on photo archives, audiovisual, technological and performative art.
Read more about the impressive Levantamientos [Uprising] by Andrés Denegri in our Exhibitor Project highlight article.
© Flavia Junquiera – courtesy of UniX Gallery
#5 UNIX GALLERY
In Search of Lost Time features a solo booth of a Brazilian artist Flavia Junquiera, who works in staged installation and photography. Junquiera’s work is a reflection on time, the history of human civilization as seen through architecture, and the fleeting quality of human life. Two bodies of work by the artist will be on show, the first celebrating the joyous moments in human history with its ornate palatial glory, and the second highlighting the tragic side of life – with a special focus on her photo series Gorlovka.