The 20x200 Weekender May 16 2015
We always feel the urge to travel the moment that the weather turns nice. The skies are clear, the breeze is warm, and the open road is endlessly inviting. This weekend is packed with some of our favorite artist and art events both near and far. Pack your bags and head out to see our picks of the best art, coast-to-coast.– Team 20x200
All of New York City
This weekend is one of the busiest weekends when it comes to art in New York City, and by in, we mean all over. Catch the ferry to Randall's Island to explore Frieze New York, grab one of Spencer Finch's Sunset soft serve ice cream cones while checking out Creative Time's Drifting in Daylight: Art in Central Park, be sure to stop by NADA - one of our favorite free fairs of the year, sneak through Seven's surveillance-themed Anonymity, no longer an option, and do not miss 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair’s first visit to New York. Wait, was that too much? Luckily, we've compiled this list of what's happening (and there is so. much. happening) so you can pick and choose your perfect art-filled weekend.
Here's a cheat sheet >>
Aili Schmeltz in California
If you're on the west coast this weekend, head towards the equally travel-worthy Joshua Tree to one of the last weekends of the Primo Lane Exhibition, featuring works by 20x200 artist Aili Schmeltz. She is included in the group exhibition at Outpost, a combination artist residency, exhibition, timeshare, and vacation spot. You can find Aili's prismatic sculptures—made from natural materials like reclaimed wood, rope, and yarn—amongst the works of other artists and the alluring desert sky.
Brendan George Ko in Toronto
Travel above the border to see ISLAND PROJECTS, a group exhibition affiliated with Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto. The festival's open call resulted in a gathering of participating galleries around the city, with an emphasis on photography. ISLAND PROJECTS explores differing experiences of the same place through the visions of the artists, including works by 20x200 artist Brendan George Ko. Hop out to Artscape Gilbraltar Point and the Toronto Islands and discover a sense of place, narrative, and history.
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Journey to New York's northernmost borough and you'll see Wave Hill gardens and cultural center come alive at night. Long overshadowed by the better known New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill used to pack a punch with installations by the likes of De Kooning and Calder in the '70s and '80s. Now, to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the Hudson River estate has brought in a new group of sculptures to light up the night. Headlined by artist Chris Doyle, the show happens throughout the acclaimed gardens for only fourteen nights this spring.
See the lights >>
Now on view at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the annual juried show Art on the Edge brings together artists from New Mexico and adjoining states selected by Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography and curator Nora Abrams of the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. One of the six artists selected, 20x200 artist Sarah McKenzie is showing several of her newest architectural paintings in the group exhibition.
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