This year's SCOPE Art Show doesn't disappoint, with a fresh batch of bold new work by street, pop and contemporary artists.
The first fair to run concurrently with the Armory Show, SCOPE New York has consistently forged the way for emerging artists and galleries. Known for presenting groundbreaking contemporary work, the show welcomes 60 international exhibitors at its centrally-located venue.
My challenge was to choose the top 5 booths I recommend; take a look and see what you think!
SCOPE runs through Sunday March 10 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea.
Galerie C.O.A, Montreal
A striking entrance to MissMe's work at Galerie C.O.A's booth
Details of mixed media canvases and giant MissMe's on the other wall of the booth (Click to enlarge)
Corey Helford Gallery, LA
Artist David Connelly of Dosshaus duo with their work, 'Americo's: the World's #1 Cereal'
Corey Helford Gallery's booth contains a great variety of pop and street artists from quiet to bold styles.
Speaking with Artist David, above, I loved his suggestion to his collectors that they place his work where they'd usually place the real thing - i.e. cereal in with their cereal boxes, so they see it on a daily basis. His jacket wasn't bad either...
Lucio Carvalho oil paintings 'Fragile Protection Collection' photographed and printed behind glass, in editions of 20
Brazilian Lucio Carvalho's work at Chic Evolution draws you in from the SCOPE entrance with these large scale oil paintings.contrasting baroque dress and motorbike helmets. As a child, shy Lucio hid under his grandma's table, hence the helmet signaling safety, and drew the only thing he could see - her china figurines.
Thinkspace focused their booth on Leon Keer, a leading artist in anamorphic street art (You may be familiar with his giant polaroid camera in Miami).The acrylic on wood pieces here combine pop culture in ironic ways.
The caption for 'Pleasure and Reward' (below, top left) reads:
'Abusing pain-relieving drugs, eating them like candy, can easliy lead to addiction. And if people manage to kick their addictions, some end up eating tons of sweets during the recovery phase. This is due to the link between sugar and dopamine, the 'pleasure and reward' chemical in the brain.'