In addition to offering a wide breadth of 20th Century masters, SeaFair plays host to an unconventional and energizing new wave of special installations and performance projects from living contemporary artists. For the inaugural spring edition International Fine Arts Expositions (IFAE), have partnered with cultural and community organizations, as well as established and emerging artists, to unveil a bevy of surprises and ensure a comprehensive and next-generation experience.
The noted Greenwich dealer, artist and entrepreneur, Fernando Luis Alvarez has created a truly multi-disciplinary playground for audiences through his performance piece Convergence. Through a collaborative of music, dance and painting Alvarez demonstrates a theatrical portrayal of his transition from business executive to full-time artist and entrepreneur. Alvarez will delight attendees with a special performance of Convergence and the Maria Esneda Rhetoric opening night, Thursday at 8:30pm.
The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallerys (Stamford, CT) exhibition will blur the boundaries between perception and reality with works by Carole Feuerman. Acknowledged as one of the worlds most prominent hyperrealist sculptors, Feuerman is widely collected and has had six museum retrospectives to date. She has been included in prominent exhibitions at The State Hermitage, The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, the Kunstmuseum Ahlen and the Circulo de Bellas Artes. Among the notable honors she has received are the Amelia Peabody Award, the Betty Parsons Award, the Lorenzo de Medici Prize, and first prizes at the Austrian Biennale, the Florence Biennale, the 2008 Beijing Biennale and the Beijing Olympics. The gallery will also present works by one of Columbias fastest rising stars, photorealist Johan Barrios, along with works from Jon Tsoi, Damla T. Faro, photographer Kirsten Reynolds, John Jader Bedoya, sculptor Jonathan Prince, Rex Prescott Walden, and conceptual sculptor Marko Remec.
Brenda Taylor Gallery (New York) will be exhibiting the works of the widely exhibited California artist Heather Wilcoxon, a Pollock/Krasner Fellow; Chris Perrys unique assemblages of paper, wood, fabric and acetate combinations which create 3-dimensional sculptural book without text; sculpture works by NEA award winning artist James Croak and the delicate paintings and works on paper of Jiyoung Hong.
Y Gallery (New York) presents selected works by Juanli Carrion who was nominated last year for ICP (International Center of Photography in NY) as Best New Photographer and was recently the recipient of Jovenes Creadores, the most important award in Spain for young artists.
Photographer Penelope Umbrico will be presented by Aperture (New York). Umbrico was recently honored with a feature in ARTFORUM. A large-scale photography installation by the artist will be exhibited at the fair. Umbrico is known for her cutting-edge use of modern technology, like search engines and picture sharing websites. Also featured will be the works of photographer Sara Palmer and Martin Roemers.
Collectors will also have access to rare works by 20th Century masters Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall and Henry Moore are among the collection of modern masters that will be on exhibit along with abstract expressionists Adolph Gottlieb, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann and Fred Mitchell, American painter and printmaker Robert Motherwell, French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet, graffiti artists turned neo-expressionist painter, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Italian sculptor Marino Marini, American artist Jasper Johns and sculptor Louise Nevelson. Both limited edition prints and originals from pop art protagonists Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein and Jim Dine. As well as mainstream and emerging artist and a special focus on photography.
Fair Hours and Location
SeaFair will be docked at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor, 500 Steamboat Road, May 25th 28th. A by-invitation-only Preview evening will take place May 24th. Fair hours will be Friday & Saturday 11am 9 pm and Sunday & Monday 11 am 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased on the website for an advance discounted ticket price. For more information please visit www.expoships.com
or call 239-949-5411.