Scope NY, Part 1: Best in Show

NEW YORK—After surveying the many shows participating in Armory Arts Week, beyond the big tent of the Armory—from Volta to the Independent—Scope provided the most satisfying overall experience. The international contemporary art show is in a new space this year, tucked under the main post office building on West 33rd Street between 8th and 9th avenues.

Among the more interesting works are an installation that with the manipulation of mirrors looks like an endless railroad track but is only about two feet deep and two pieces with religious themes—an image of the Pope with his robe flying up around him like Marilyn Monroe’s dress and a neon cross that flashes “Jesus Saves,” and alternatively “Jesus Enslaves.”

Scope NY is open from March 6 to March 10, 2013 at 312 West 33rd Street.

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Undesired (slipcast porcelain) by Simone Kestleman at Patrajdas Contemporary.

Beyond the sparkly horse, the entrance to the Scope show is staged with walls of art packing crates.

All three untitled (hand-painted multiples, Kahdi 640g handmade paper) by RERO at Fabien Castanier Gallery of Studio City, Calif.

At left, “Pope,” 2012 (silkscreen on Aldebaran 250g cotton paper, edition of 300) by DOLK at Robert Fontaine Gallery of Miami, Fla.

“Hypocrisy on a Crocodile,” 2013 (neon, aluminum, blass) by gilf! at Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Detail of “En Light,” 2012 (acrylic on tarpaulin) by G.R. Iranna at Aicon Gallery of New York

“Mini Driver,” (C-type negative photographic print) by Nick Veasey at Evan Lurie Gallery of Carmel, Ind.

“Always Mao,” 2012 (mixed media) by Eugenio Merino at Unix Fine Art> of Miami, Fla.

“Railroad Nostalgia,” 2012 (plywood, LED lights, railroad trucks and ties, hardware, mirrors) by Chul Hyun Ahn at C. Grimaldis Gallery.

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    […] The Arts Observer, a photography-driven art news website, recently reviewed Scope New York 2013, one of the many shows participating in New York’s Armory Arts Week. The Evan Lurie Gallery was proud to take part in this year’s show, and the Arts Observer selected one of Nick Veasey’s pieces as one of the more interesting works in the show. To view more art from Scope NY 2013 click here. […]

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