SPRING BREAK 2014 / by John McGurk

McG is excited to be participating in the most anticipated independent art fair taking place during this year's Armory Week.  Spring Break Art Fair, brings some of the most interesting and talented curators and artists in NYC under one roof and the VIP reception is this evening!

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McG has curated artist Ellie Krakow's installation Bring the Lights Into the Shot, a multimedia display and video based on the story and history of two lovers. 

Please RSVP or let me know if you plan on coming to the reception, the line will be very long and I will need to leave your name at will call.  Feel free to email or call anytime.

For now and if you can't make it, a little sneak peak of Ellie Krakow's display of photographs taken from the video that will also be exhibited.  Here are McG, we find Krakow's work to be haunting and poetic, an exciting match for the Spring Break theme of PUBLICPRIVATE.  See below for a few installation shots:

Five c-prints displayed at the Old School, Soho, NY. 

Five c-prints displayed at the Old School, Soho, NY. 

Please check the website for online sales and a full list of curators and artists, which is a great overview of some of the best contemporary art being made today in NYC:

Online viewing and sales for full exhibition here: Spring Break Art Fair.

Selected pieces at online auction house Paddle8 here: Spring Break Auction.

Below you will find a little more information about the theme of the exhibition, but I encourage you to come by and see the art for yourself!

                                                       Print created just for Spring Break and Paddle8 auction.

                                                       Print created just for Spring Break and Paddle8 auction.

Spring Break's theme of PUBLICPRIVATE:

Through its commitment to the discoveries of curators from the five boroughs, SPRING/BREAK Art Show will again offer a unique destination for collectors, artists, galleries, critics, scene junkies & art enthusiasts during the city's art fair week. More than 35 curators will premiere new artworks created by over 100 artists, all selected around this year's central art fair theme, PUBLICPRIVATE.

PUBLICPRIVATE surveys how the high visibility of the self in the 21st Century everyday - via social network, selfie ubiquity, jealous vacation landscape, video-game avatar, and surveillance M.O. - activates and disinhibits the artist practice, and that contrary or complementary production of self which is the artist process. Curators will explore, among many topics, this public exposure as related to over three hundred artworks, along with its natural antithesis - the artist proliferation of false identities, muddled academicisms, hall-of-mirrors conceits, pretending all the while to self-portraiture. 

Another view of the prints exhibited, not pictured are the video installation and artist book. 

Another view of the prints exhibited, not pictured are the video installation and artist book. 

For more information on The They Co. or the Spring Break Art Fair, please visit:www.springbreakartfair.com 

As a curator involved with Spring Break, I would be happy to answer any questions or inquiries about the works and exhibition, please email me here:johnj@mcgurkartadvisory.com

Phone Inquiries, please call: 401-743-5638.

Old School is located at 233 Mott Street, NY, NY, 10012

Fair hours: Thursday - Sunday, 12-8pm and by appointment.