The Art Dossier at Affordable Art Fair NYC with Daily Artist-Led ToursThe Art Dossier on July 29, 2011 with 0 Comments
The Art Dossier at Affordable Art Fair NYC
The Art Dossier is proud to announce its participation in the second annual fall edition of Affordable Art Fair New York City from September 22 – 25, 2011 at 7W New York (7 West 34th Street).
As part of the Affordable Art Fair’s diverse programming, The Art Dossier will host its first series of artist-led tours. This is a rare opportunity for visitors to see art through the eyes of an artist!
The daily tours will be conducted by featured artists whose works will be showing at The Art Dossier (Special Project Booth A-1) and with a special guided tour by Steven and William Ladd whose work will be on view at The Invisible Dog Art Center. Each artist will curate the tour to his specialty by focusing on works of art in the fair that are within their practicing mediums. Not only will visitors experience an art fair in a different light but will also gain insight into the artists’ methods of working and what inspires them when creating their works of art.
Read below to learn more about The Art Dossier’s featured artists and be sure to stay tuned for our artist profiles in the coming weeks with behind the scenes look at their studios and information on how to reserve your spot for the curated tours. The tours are free (with purchase of admission ticket) and open to the public but space is limited with a first come first serve policy.
Originally from the UK, Jason Koxvold has been living and working in the US since 1996. Jason currently resides in Brooklyn but you’ll most likely find him traveling abroad documenting urban developments around the world. His work examines the intersection of the economics of desire and environmental degradation. In the artist’s own words when explaining his photography, “This tension effects our cultural landscapes as much as our physical surroundings, and with it the ways in which we as individuals perceive our relationship to the land. I use large format cameras to explore questions of scale both spatially and temporally as we continue to change the spaces around us, reflecting upon the notion of value as all matter becomes commodity.” For more info, visit koxvold.com
Chad Kouri hails from a small town north of Detroit called Clarkston but lives in Chicago where he is a member of The Post family and the RRR Collective. Chad creates one-of-a-kind collages using his collection of vintage paper from the 60s, 70s, and 80s and arranges his geometric compositions based on creating a harmony of colors rather than a predetermined palette. When not working on collage based illustration and fine art work, hand lettering poorly spelled phrases, art directing Proximity magazine – or blog jammin, space touring, curating and high-fivin with The Post Family crew – he hibernates like the great grizzly. See more of what he is up to at longliveanalog.com & thepostfamily.com
David Cook moved to Brooklyn from Louisville, Kentucky to further pursue his art and music. As a colorblind artist, David uses vivid, color clashing combinations to create electrifying pen and ink drawings of birds, skulls, cobras and hybrid creatures. His drawings are created with meticulous attention to detail and the craftsmanship and technique shine through in the precision of the lines and patterns. His recent series of drawings are inspired by Japanese wood-cuts of gods and goddesses, super hero comic panels and dominatrices and hope people will get his sense of humor from his art. “In the end, I am only really making things that entertain me and make me laugh. Things that I can sit back from and say ‘Yep I nailed that thought’.” Take a look at David’s drawings at dmcook.carbonmade.com
Steven and William Ladd
Steven and William Ladd are brothers born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1977 and 1978. Together they have forged a body of work that exists in a nexus of text, drawing, sculpture, installation, performance, design, and fashion. They have combined a range of techniques, forms, and practices, forging something which is uniquely theirs. The values guiding their collaboration are: Spend your life doing what you love, Be focused and disciplined, and Collaborate. The brothers work has been included in exhibitions at The Smithsonian Institution: Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, The Decorative Arts Museum at the Louvre, The Museum of Art and Design, and The Contemporary Museum Hawaii. For more information on the Ladd brothers, please visit stevenandwilliam.com
Affordable Art Fair NYC Fall Edition
September 22 – 25, 2011 (Private Preview event, September 21, 2011)
7 West 34th Street , NYC
Wednesday, September 21: 6PM – 9PM
Tickets at the door: $75 per person
Advanced online tickets: $65 per person or $125 for two.
General Admission: September 22 – 25, 2011
Thursday, September 22: 1PM – 9PM (Free admission 4PM – 8PM)
Friday, September 23: 1PM – 8PM
Saturday, September 24: 11AM – 8PM
Sunday, September 25: 11AM – 6PM
Tickets at the Door: $20
Advance Online Tickets: $17
Students and Seniors: $15
Children under 12: FREE during public fair hours