Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair Brooklyn Announces Its Fall 2018 Artist Lineup and Programming
Feature Highlights Include Captivating Large-Scale Installations and Special Limited Edition Print By Emmy® Award-Winning Guest Artist Mike Perry
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair (“The Fair”), a leading international art fair championing emerging and independent contemporary artists, will return to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, November 8-11. The Other Art Fair Brooklyn will showcase 130+ local and international artists whose works include sculpture, painting, photography and more. The Fair is also proud to introduce Brooklyn-based multimedia and Emmy® Award winning artist Mike Perry as its official Guest Artist.
Unlike exhibitors of traditional art fairs, which are typically comprised of galleries representing artists, The Other Art Fair’s exhibitors are the artists themselves, giving buyers unparalleled direct access to meet artists and learn about their work firsthand.
“Brooklyn is a vibrant location for our fair and we are always so inspired by the talent of the local art scene and the community’s passion to experience creative events,” said Ryan Stanier, founder of The Other Art Fair. “The one-on-one interaction with artists is invaluable and buyers are able to meet artists of all different backgrounds. Purchasing art is very personal and art can become an enriching part of one’s daily life. Connecting with artists as well as their works makes all the difference.”
Guest Artist Mike Perry is a Brooklyn-based artist, animator, creative director, brand consultant, poet and designer who also created the animated titles of Comedy Central’s hit television show, Broad City. In support of Free Arts NYC, the official non-profit partner of The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, Perry will present a limited edition print sold exclusively at the fair throughout the weekend, titled “Lets Get Together.”
The Saatchi Art Talks Program, led by Saatchi Art’s Chief Curator and Selection Committee member Rebecca Wilson, will be hosted in the Saatchi Art Lounge at The Fair. In this engaging program, artists, collectors and cultural influencers will gather to discuss a range of topics relating to the emerging art scene and design, including a discussion on investing in art under $1,000.
Proceeds from the Private View on Thursday, November 8 will support Free Arts NYC, an organization that empowers underserved youth through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence and skills to succeed.
Listed below are some of the highlighted features for The Other Art Fair Brooklyn.
GUEST ARTIST MIKE PERRYMike Perry has created a limited edition print, exclusive to the fair, titled “Lets Get Together,” incorporating his signature colorful dreamscapes with a youthful and joyful spirit. Proceeds from the print sales will benefit Free Arts NYC. The edition of 200 will be sold for $150 each.
THE OTHERS LIVE CURATED BY THEODORE JAHNGThe Other Art Fair’s ongoing music program, “The Others Live,” will be curated by New York-based music supervisor, programmer and disc jockey Theodore Jahng. Jahng hosts a monthly show at The Lot Radio in Greenpoint and manages the music program at The Metrograph in the Lower East Side.
THE ILLUSTRATION CORNER PRESENTED BY MOLESKINEGuests will meet the talented illustrators-in-residence as they present an engaging project each day, with no cost to participate.
DON JULIO BARMexico’s No. 1 Premium Tequila, Don Julio, will host a tasting bar Thursday and Friday evening offering a specialty Paloma cocktail.
QUOTED MAGAZINEFair visitors will be able to write their own love letters to New York. Quoted Magazine will also host a live painting from artist Chris Pyrate.
THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECTVisitors can browse Brooklyn Art Library’s collection of artist sketchbooks from across the globe at The Sketchbook Project mobile library at The Fair.
SAATCHI ART TOURS: INVEST IN ARTSaatchi Art’s curation team will offer guided tours through The Fair providing guests with invaluable knowledge straight from the experts on what to look for when purchasing an artwork and tips on how to start an art collection.
MAMAN CAFÉ AND COFFEENew York’s beloved French-American restaurant, Maman, will be onsite offering delicious food and coffee.
HAND-POKED TATTOOS BY BLUESTONE BABEBrooklyn’s own Rosa “Bluestone Babe” Perr will create hand-poked tattoos featuring unique designs. Tattoos start at $100 and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
ADAM WILSON: LARGE-SCALE INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE ARTMaine-based conceptual artist and practicing lawyer Adam Daley Wilson will show two large-scale installations – “Fourth Study for a New American Flag” and “Just Who Has the Illness of the Mind.” Wilson will be present throughout the weekend, interacting with viewers in an extended performance that will amplify the installations. A self-taught artist, Wilson takes inspiration for his artwork from his experience living with bipolar disorder.
TWO-HOUR PORTRAITS: CARL GRAUERArtist Carl Grauer will be selling and painting his signature two-hour portraits onsite throughout the weekend. The “Two Hour Portraits” series began in 2012 and shows the progression of his abilities as a painter as he becomes more comfortable working within a two-hour timeframe
“WHAT’S YOUR ADDRESS” BY ARTIST JOEY KNOXChicago-based mixed media artist, Joey Knox, has created a neon piece for the fair’s entrance, titled “What’s Your Address.” The work explores the tension of both seeing and being seen with multiple painted eyes.
PERFORMANCE ART ‘GAMIFICATION’ BY DAVID ASTONVisitors are invited to ‘roll for humanity’ with a gamification performance created by artist David Aston.
THE LITTLE ART PAGESYounger visitors can unleash their artistic flair with free creative art activities.
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About The Other Art FairThe Other Art Fair, a leading artist fair for discovering emerging artists, provides a platform for artists to present and sell their work directly to art buyers. Each fair presents more than 90 artists chosen by a selection committee of art experts, enabling both collectors and first-time buyers to buy directly from emerging artists. In seven years, The Other Art Fair has hosted 31 fairs working with over 3,000 artists from more than 20 countries. Unlike “other” fairs, The Other Art Fair creates an accessible and open fair designed for visitors to enjoy an interactive and immersive experience. www.theotherartfair.com
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