(Via Spring/Break Art Show / Facebook)
Armory weekend is upon us y’all, and you know what that means– if you’re gonna hoof it to the West side to get cultured and not just slammed at the after parties (which is perfectly alright, too) it’s best to have some idea of where you’re headed, and we’re guessing it’s probably not going to be in the direction of those $45 Armory
tickets. Hoo boy. No, thank you. Besides, there’s plenty else going on that’s not gonna nuke your wallet.
, Art + Culture
, art fairs
, art on paper
, art shows
, Dustin Yellin
, Independent Art Fair
, Lower East Side
, pioneer works
, Spring/Break Art Show
Andra Ursuta, “Even More Love Hours” at Ramiken Crucible. (photo: Allyson Shiffman)
The Independent art fair (the art fair that prefers not to be described as an art fair) opened its doors yesterday evening. To its credit, it does avoid many of the typical art fair evils. There are no square booths, exhibitors are typically friendly – even if you don’t look like you’re wielding a checkbook, and natural light streams through the windows. Located in Chelsea at what was once the Dia Art Foundation’s exhibition space, the whole Independent experience is rather palatable and pleasant.