NEW YORK, NY.- Art on Paper
returns to downtown Manhattan's Pier 36 this September with 75 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Continuing the Fair's historical alignment with New York City's Arts week and The Armory Show, Art on Paper will take place from Thursday, September 9th through Sunday, September 12th. Tickets are on sale now.
The renowned fair, known for its medium-driven focus, will continue to showcase unique and powerful projects in its seventh edition. The visual, experiential moments that have set Art on Paper apart in years past and established it as an important destination for the arts in New York City, will yet again be on display through a myriad of installations, both large and small, that push the boundaries of work on paper.
Highlights from this years exhibitors include: a collaborative booth between two long-time exhibitors, the Ellen Miller Gallery and Tamarind Institute, as well as works from Benrimon Editions, Spanierman Modern, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Beatriz Esguerra Art, Richard Levy Gallery, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Jean Albano Gallery, SEIZAN, Tuleste Factory, and Beatriz Esguerra, with more to be announced soon.
Artist Samuelle Green will present one of the public projects this year. Greens work, especially the large scale installations, reference the complex and often overlooked art forms found in nature, and thus inspire contemplation. In her piece for Art on Paper, the hundreds of thousands of book pages, typically consisting of paperbacks slated for recycling, will be rolled into the stitched fencing of chicken wire to create an undulating, riverlike structure that will course through the front of the fair.
Additionally, ESPOs ART WORLD, the storefront gallery devoted to the art of contemporary artist and muralist Stephen Powers, will be building an immersive print-making studio at the fair. As a center for community engagement since 2012, ESPOs ART WORLD looks forward to introducing the larger art world to the language and art of Stephen Powers and the great 4th Avenue Press printing squad. They will be offering new, small run, limited editions every day of the fair, and will also be printing on whatever flat object the public brings them to print on for free - whether it be a piece of paper, a pizza box, the back of a signed Picasso etching -any flat object that fits will be pressed. A new option will be available every day.
Other highlights include a third installation presented by Duane Reed Gallery by Rebecca Hutchinson, whose acclaimed sculptural work is a profusion of color harmonies, floral textures and absorbing detail as well as a special talk and installation presented by The Suites.