New Works by Over 100 Artists to Show at Independent New York
A curious selection of works will be shown at a renovated ferry terminal in Lower Manhattan this September.
Keltie Ferris, Untitled (2020). Oil and acrylic on canvas in artist's frame. 209.6 x 158.8 cm. Courtesy of Morán Morán, Los Angeles.
New York's Independent art fair has announced presentations planned for its 12th edition, which will take place from 9 to 12 September at Cipriani South Street, a former ferry terminal built in 1906.
The fair's artistic programme was selected by curatorial advisor Matthew Higgs and co-produced by galleries, nonprofits, and museums.
More than 100 artists, including 40 solo and duo presentations, and several 'activations', have been commissioned for this year's fair.
Downs & Ross, New York, will show paintings by Rute Merk, who combines sharp lines with soft, smooth 'sfumato' brushwork (a term derived from the Italian for 'smoke) to suggest the visuals found in video games.
The gallery will present four paintings made especially for the Independent, including A Call (2021), pictured above.
Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, will present works by Maija Peeples-Bright, a Latvia-born artist who contributed to the Funk and Nut outsider art movements in Northern California ahead of the release of her first monograph, beautiFOAL, at the fair.
In addition to the in-person presentations, Independent's online viewing rooms will run from 9 to 26 September.
Online content will include interviews, performances, artist takeovers, videos, talks and podcasts, roughly half of which was produced exclusively for Independent's viewing rooms. —[O]