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