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.