CONTEXT New York art fair is kicking off this month with exhibiting galleries eager to show off their contemporary works. Among the exhibitors will be Dekit’s very own feature, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, who was featured in our REBOUND Issue.

Fernando Luis Gallery Bull2a

The fair aims to open up new and thought provoking dialogue between its creators, collectors, participating galleries and others. CONTEXT will open its doors to those looking to view both veterans of their craft and new, emerging visions into New York’s art scene.

The fair will run through May 8th, and takes place on Pier 94 in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Get exact location and details here.

Several other exhibitions in the city are set to open this week.“Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the connection between contemporary fashion and the rapid acceleration of technology. Over 150 examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear, promises to delight and excite all you fashionistas. Pieces by some notable names such as: Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent and Issey Miyake, are sure to be present. It opens to the public on May 5th.

Issey Miyake for Miyake Design Studio, “Flying Saucer” dress, spring/summer 1994. Photo: Courtesy of The Miyake Issey Foundation. Image © Nicholas Alan Cope
Issey Miyake for Miyake Design Studio, “Flying Saucer” dress, spring/summer 1994. Photo: Courtesy of The Miyake Issey Foundation. Image © Nicholas Alan Cope

Also on our radar,“Bernard Frize: Dawn Comes Up So Young” opens at Galerie Perrotin. French artist Bernard Frize will show two new abstract paintings, alongside other non-representational pieces. His work recall traditional Chinese landscapes, yet  different in their interpretation created by his unique style.

“For a new group of square paintings he pours paint, wet-on-wet, into resin—creating lush, flowing, abstract fields. For a second series of vertical abstractions, Mr. Frize utilizes brushes that are tied together to sweep over areas of multi-colored paint with a downward motion to construct rainbow-like strokes. Contrasting these abstract works are monochromatic canvases from the early 1990s that are made by brushing paint across the surface and then turning the structure over to let it drip down the resin-coated canvas, which slyly simulates the look of shan shui style paintings of mountain and water scenes.”       – Observer Culture 

Bernard Frize, Capiteux, 2015. Photo: © Bernard Frize / ADAGP, Paris & ARS, New York, 2016. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin. Image: Claire Dorn
Bernard Frize, Capiteux, 2015. Photo: © Bernard Frize / ADAGP, Paris & ARS, New York, 2016. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin. Image: Claire Dorn

Look for more events happening during Frieze Week.

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