Scott Michael Ackerman
From Fountain art fair’s website-
March 3–6, 2011
Pier 66 Maritime @ 26th Street & 12th Avenue in Hudson River Park, aka The Frying Pan
Thursday, March 3, 12am–5pm – VIP & Press Preview
Friday, March 4, 7pm–12am – Opening Night Public Reception with performances by GORDON VOIDWELL and TECLA
Saturday, March 5, 7pm–12am – Performances by NINJASONIK and special guests
General Hours: March 4–March 6, 12pm–7pm
Tickets are $10 at the door.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York (February 1, 2011)
Fountain Art Fair New York will celebrate its sixth successful year of showcasing avant-garde, independent artists and galleries during Armory Arts Weekend on March 3–6. An exhibition known for its vibrant energy, focus on daringly impressive emerging art, and complete disregard for convention, Fountain is proud to announce a lineup of exhibitors and performances that is sure to outshine last year’s art frenzy. This year Fountain returns to Pier 66 Maritime, a sprawling 10,000 sq ft venue (including salvaged lightship The Frying Pan) that provides a raw, singularly resonant environment for experiencing Fountain’s distinct mixture of progressive art, installations, and live performances.
Featuring over 20 exhibitors and independent projects—with emphasis on cutting-edge Brooklyn-based galleries and artists—Fountain will open its doors on Thursday, March 3rd with a VIP & Press preview. Public access to the exhibition begins Friday, March 4th at 11am. Among the art projects and exhibits presented, Fountain New York 2011 will feature several veteran participants including Christina Ray Gallery, Grace Exhibition Space, Leo Kesting Gallery, We-Are-Familia, Greg Haberny, McCaig-Welles, and more. Fountain is also pleased to welcome many outstanding new exhibitors, including Microscope Gallery, What It Is, Danni Rash & GILF!, Camel Art Space, and Mark Demos. Recognizing and supporting Fountain’s commitment to up-and-coming, culturally resonant artwork are this year’s sponsors, including standout media institutions and tastemakers such as The Village Voice, Gakwer Artists, Flavorpill, The Onion, and The L Magazine.