The first week of March in New York is always the most pivotal and important time for the art world. Armory Week with its anchor show in the West Side and its satellite fairs burst forth new art for the masses to discover and enjoy. One of the latest fairs to come and roost in the cobblestoned greatness of Chelsea is CLIO Art Fair. AF came to the press preview night and met the unique selection of artists to be given their spotlight. CLIO is one of the satellite fairs that aim to discover stellar artistic talent that are under represented in NYC. It also buttressed these on the cusp artists with the more established creative art mavens. This special mix gave out an energetic verve and one that pulsated with a vigor that cannot be quelled by the bitter winter wind. There is a whole range of art in various disciplines that will make you fall in love with looking at art again. Yes, you go to these numerous fairs and the chance of getting your heart racing in ecstasy can happen. CLIO made that distinct mission and presentation very clear that the newest face you come across can be your next great love. And that’s what keeps a lot of art lovers coming back for more, every year at this same time in March because art by its spirit is fleeting but falling in love is forever.
The artists for CLIO Art Fair 2014 are as follows:
Vito Acconci . Ted Barr . Gustavo Blanco-Uribe. Adrian Coleman. John Coplans. Alessandro Del Pero. Rodolfo Edwards . Loren Ellis. Roxanne Faber Savage. Borinquen Gallo. Floor Grootenhuis.. Erol Gunduz. Crayon MinYen Hsieh. Suejin Jo. Michelle Kaufman. Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos. Luoratoll. Jamie Martinez. Matt Neuman. Arnold Newman. Han Hong Park. Verdiana Patacchini. Paolo Pelosini. Max Reinhardt. Mel Rosenthal. Seda Saar. Lara Saget. Carlo Sampietro. Raimonda Sanna. Anna Stein. Ciaran Tully. Barbara Valli. Guang Zhu
CLIO ART FAIR 2014: The Anti-Fair for Independent Artists
508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor. NYC, NY 10001
March 5 – 8, 2014, Public Hours: 10 am – 7 pm
Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan
Photography by: Olya Turcihin