NEW YORK—As you approach Scope, you get the sense that it is going to be a good show. There is a headless, blinged-out horse rotating on a platform at the entrance to the venue. Despite the metal spikes jutting out from its side, its statuesque, bejeweled elegance makes you glad you decided to attend and eagerly anticipate the offerings inside.
While much is familiar if you have been to the international contemporary art show before, there are a number of new galleries present (such as Contemporary Wing of Washington, D.C.) and fresh innovative work by artists from around the world. The prices are (comparatively) accessible and there is performance art, too.
Scope NY is open from March 6 to March 10, 2013 at 312 West 33rd Street.
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Detail of “De los camafeos,” 2013 (mixed media on paper) by Jose Vivenes at ArTepuy of Caracas, Venezuela.
“Reflection,” (self portrait of the late artist) by Sara Modiano at Salar Galeria de Arte of La Paz, Bolivia.
French artist Shaka is known for his relief paintings. From left to right, the spray paint can, horse head and skateboard, are protruding from his canvas.
Sonya Clark’s practice explores issues of race and identity through contemporary works constructed with hair, thread and combs. She recently had a show at the Contemporary Wing, “Ahead of Hair: A Solo Exhibition of New Works by Sonya Clark,” from Feb. 1 to March 2, 2013.
Update: See more coverage of Clark’s work here.