Spring 2016 features
In addition to a plethora of original, contemporary art for purchase, our spring fair offered several fabulous features to make your visit even more enjoyable, take a look at our 2016 spring fair features below!
Recent Graduate Exhibition
Each fair edition, Affordable Art Fair NYC dedicates an area of the fair to an emerging artist or recent graduate. This year, we’ll welcome New York-based mixed media & collage artist, Delano Dunn, whose work explores racial identity and perception. His series In Our Time, which will be curated by Danielle Durchslag, investigates the simultaneity of the 1960’s American space race and the Civil Rights Movement. Located at the entrance of the fair, these works create a visual tether between NASA’s expansion of the “American Dream” and the African American struggle for dignity.
About the Artist
Delano Dunn was born in Los Angles, California, and currently lives and works in New York City. He holds a BFA from Pratt Institute and is currently completing his MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York City, and Buffalo, NY. Dunn is the 2015 recipient of the Curator’s Choice Award from the Delaware Contemporary Museum, and the 2016 recipient of the prestigious College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship. Directly following In Our Time he will be participating in an exhibition at Art Space in New Haven, CT.
About the Curator
Danielle Durchslag is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited throughout the United States, including solo exhibitions at Denny Gallery and Yale University. Her work has been shown at the Invisible Dog Art Center, Winkleman Gallery, Foley Gallery, and the Wassaic Project. Photograph Magazine, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, and The New York Observer, among others, have covered her work. She studied at Wellesley, The Museum School of Fine Arts Boston, and New York University.
Affordable Art Fair was thrilled to welcome back Framebridge as our Official Framing Partner, to provide easy and beautiful custom framing for all your pieces. For any purchases made at the fair, Framebridge custom framed and delivered them ready-to-hang within two weeks to anywhere in the continental US. Alternatively those with unframed art and photographs at home, could bring them to the Framebridge Lounge for an onsite framing consultation and quick, easy ordering.
Affordable Art Fair NYC believes that collecting art to design ones home should be an expression of the personality. To further emphasize this year’s Art. Collect Yourself campaign, we’ve partnered with CoCo Gallery to educate our visitors on how to collaborate with an artist and commission a work that is truly reflective of who they are and what they love while still maintaining authenticity. Visit CoCo Gallery on the White Level (Floor 1) to learn more!
Pattern Field Mural | Adam Frezza, Terri Chiao and Uprise Art
Pattern Field is a mural created by collaborative artist duo Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao. Flat patterns of color are built up using acrylic paints, from which abstract shapes are “cut out” with a second layer of painting. This process exposes the bright hand-painted patterns underneath a field of loose forms, heralding the coming of spring and the re-emergence of life. Stop by the Programming Lounge on Level 2 to see their creation, or visit Uprise Art (Booth 1.32).
(Image Above: Benediction-20874, Mixed media collage on wood, 12x9in., $950. Courtesy of artist, Delano Dunn)
Complimentary wrapping can always be found on-site at Affordable Art Fair NYC in our Wrapping and Shipping area! On hand to help you safely bring home your brand new piece of art! If the work you purchase is too large to carry home, they can schedule a delivery of your artwork directly to your home or office with our Fair’s dedicated shipping company, Hedley’s Inc.
Personal Shopping Sessions offer visitors an insider’s look at the fair and provide professional art-buying advice to those who may be new collectors! Fair Director, Nikki Iacovella leads one-on-one personal shopping sessions to steer art buyers in the right direction, allowing their confidence to grow in purchasing the perfect piece for their home. If you’re interested in more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.