Scope NY is Hosting a Global Exploration of Cutting-Edge Work

NEW YORK—Across the street from the Armory Show, Scope New York is hosting 50 international galleries exhibiting emerging artists and groundbreaking contemporary art. The tent pavilion features bold installations and innovative projects, but one of the most striking pieces is “The Cry,” a painting by Congolese artist Vitshois Bondo. While the red canvas doesn’t push the envelope in terms of medium, it is an aesthetically significant work by an artist who explores issues of humanity. “The Cry” references the turmoil of his native Congo, which is plagued by violence, rape and the recently disputed re-election of its longtime corrupt president. Brussels-based Nomad Gallery, which specilizes in contemporary African art, is exhibiting two works by Bondo.

Today is the last day to visit Scope New York which runs from March 7 to March 11, 2012.

All photos by Arts Observer

Above, From left, “Garvey,” 2011 and “Blacknuss,” 2008, both by Satch Hoyt; and “The Cry,” 2009 (painted mixed-media, acrylic on canvas) by Vitshois Bondo; Top of page, “A Nice Reflection (Life Sized),” (ceramic, metal patina) by Emil Alzamora at Krause Gallery of New York.

From the series Guapsimas by Pepe Lopez, 2011-2011 (mixed media) at ArTepuy of Caracas, Venezuela.

“XChange,” 2012 (mixed paint and used computer disks on wood) photo mosaic by British artist Nick Gentry at Robert Fontaine Gallery of Miami.

From “Remastering the Masters,” by Pakpoom Silaphan at Scream Gallery of London. The works incorporate vintage advertising signs found by the artist in his native Thailand.

Two figures, child kneeling and leaning on a wall (epoxy and resin) 2012 by Jose Cobo at Galerie Von Braunbehrens of Munich.

Four works by Beverly McIver at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore: At left, “Watching Mammy Sleep,” 2003 (oil on canvas).

“Garage Sale Painting of Peasants with Colour Bars,” (paint on framed found framed painting) by Chad Wye at Aureus Contemporary.

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