Time: March 7, 2014 at 11am to March 9, 2014 at 7pm
Location: Skylight at Moynihan Station New York City Main Post Office 312 West 33rd Street New York, NY 10001
Website or Map: http://www.reavesgallery.com
Event Type: art, fair
Organized By: Sharon R. Reaves
Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2014
Reaves Gallery presents Brian McDonald and Michael Cutlip at SCOPE New York 2014
McDonald is inspired by music, cartoons and dream logic. Layers of paint and collage are woven together into a montage of choice and chance with a structural sense of composition and an eye for poetry in found materials. Through the use of disparate and often ambiguous imagery, his work employs the Duchampian idea of art being completed by the viewer, allowing each individual to construct a narrative based on personal associations. His distinct visual style is underscored by a rather dry and dark humor which pokes fun at the absurdity of modern life while creating a vigorously tense connection with the viewer.
Cutlip draws inspiration from most that is naïve, children. Emulating their freedom and uninhibited nature, Cutlip taps into that certain energy which all mature artists seek. Urban nature, street art, things old, vintage, warn-out, discarded, natural beauty in its abstract form and simply the moment, the moment of creation – where one move inspires the next. One has to only open his eyes…..beauty is everywhere.
SCOPE Art Show returns to landmark venue, Skylight at Moynihan Station, for its 14th New York edition. Located within the iconic New York City Post Office, SCOPE moves to the main hall, transforming the Postal Dock with its 30-foot vaulted glass ceiling into a dynamic exhibition of 60 international galleries alongside 20 Breeder Program galleries. Hailing from 22 countries, SCOPE exhibitors represent the best and brightest contemporary work from emerging and mid-career artists.
SCOPE New York opens to Press and VIP’s on Thursday, March 6 with the Platinum Preview and First View benefit, and will run March 7 - 9, 2014. Alongside our featured galleries, SCOPE New York will also present cutting-edge special programming, Platinum VIP tours and special events that feature innovative work across multiple creative industries, including fashion, film, music and performance.