Art Greenwich Promises a “Next-Generation” Experience for Collectors
Greenwich, CT - Friday, May 7, 12 - In addition to offering a wide breadth of 20th Century masters, SeaFair plays host to an unconventional and energizing new wave of special installations and performance projects from living contemporary artists. For the inaugural spring edition International Fine Arts Expositions (IFAE), have partnered with cultural and community organizations, as well as established and emerging artists, to unveil a bevy of surprises and ensure a comprehensive and “next-generation” experience.
Guerra de la Paz, installation, photography and video works of the Cuban born duo Alian Guerra and Nerlado de la Paz will be exhibited by Julian Navarro Projects (New York). Using recycled cloth and other materials, their dramatic sculptures affirm a message of global concerns like environmental destruction and mass consumption. The gallery will also present the video/installation and mixed media works by acclaimed Chicago conceptual artist Cheryl Pope whose exhibition “(In) Voluntary Acts” is currently on exhibit at Mandragoras Art Space in Long Island City and internationally renown performance artist Maria Jona Arjona who has performed at major highly respected institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.
Brenda Taylor Gallery (New York) will be exhibiting the works of the widely exhibited California artist Heather Wilcoxon, a Pollock/Krasner Fellow; Chris Perry’s unique assemblages of paper, wood, fabric and acetate combinations which create 3-dimensional sculptural books without text; sculpture works by NEA award winning artist James Croak and the delicate paintings and works on paper of Jiyoung Hong.
Y Gallery (New York) presents selected works by Juanli Carrion who was nominated last year for ICP (International Center of Photography in NY) as “Best New Photographer” and was recently the recipient of Jovenes Creadores, the most important award in Spain for young artists.
Photographer Penelope Umbrico will be presented by Aperture (New York). Umbrico was recently honored with a feature in ARTFORUM. A large-scale photography installation by the artist will be exhibited at the fair. Umbrico is known for her cutting-edge use of modern technology like search engines and picture sharing websites. Also featured will be the works of photographer Sara Palmer and Martin Roemers.
Collectors will also have access to rare works by 20th Century masters Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall and Henry Moore are among the collection of modern masters that will be on exhibit along with abstract expressionists Adolph Gottlieb, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann and Fred Mitchell, American painter and printmaker Robert Motherwell, French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet, graffiti artists turned neo-expressionist painter, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Italian sculptor Marino Marini, American artist Jasper Johns and sculptor Louise Nevelson. Both limited edition prints and originals from pop art protagonists Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein and Jim Dine. As well as mainstream and emerging artist and a special focus on photography.
Fair Hours and Location
SeaFair will be docked at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor, 500 Steamboat Road, May 25th – 28th. A by-invitation-only Preview evening will take place May 24th. Fair hours will be Friday & Saturday 11am – 9 pm and Sunday & Monday 11 am – 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased on the website for an advance discounted ticket price. For more information please visit www.expoships.com or call 239-949-5411.
SeaFair is the world's first mobile megayacht venue and one of the ten largest privately owned yachts in the United States. Groundbreaking in scale, ingenuity and style, the yacht - which remains dockside during each event - pairs international fine art, jewelry and collectables with harbor view dining and special events in cities along the eastern seaboard.
The $40M purpose built yacht was designed by internationally acclaimed yacht designer Luiz De Basto. At 228 feet and 2800 international tons, it is the largest ship built for commercial operation in the Intracoastal Waterway and requires a draft of only 6.5 feet allowing it to dock at small yacht facilities in central city locations rather than use commercial ports.
About the Organizers
The creative concept of SeaFair was developed by International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) - a leader in organizing prestigious art fairs throughout the world.
IFAE has pioneered more international fine art fairs than any global fair organizer since 1991, having established major fairs in Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Chicago, New York, Beverly Hills, Dallas, and Hong Kong. The clientele for IFAE's major land-based fairs include many of the most important galleries and collectors in the world. See ifae.com for more information.