Participating for a second year, InLiquid Art + Design will be part of the 2019 SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York City. Curated by executive director Rachel Zimmerman, InLiquid’s installation is Lost in the Funhouse, a unique project space of five artists: Elyce Abrams, Annette Cords, Melissa Maddonni Haims (her second year at the fair), Jocelyn Gabrynowicz Hill and Christina Massey.
From March 5 through 11 this annual contemporary art fair will be held at 866 United Nations Plaza, entrance at 866 E. 48th Street. There will be a Collectors’ VIP and Press Preview on March 5th from 11am - 4pm and a VIP Opening Night event on March 5th from 4pm - 7:30pm. The fair opens to the public on March 6 with viewing hours from 11am to 7pm.
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In this year’s response to SPRING/BREAK’s theme FACT AND FICTION, InLiquid is excited to present Lost in the Funhouse: a vibrant, eclectic and collaborative installation with work by 5 women using a combination of unexpected materials and imagery not typically described as “feminine”. The work resists such definitive language, where singular categorization would be neither fact or fiction. Materials range from plastic army figurines and syringes to recycled beer cans, graffiti art and trophies. Connections of symbolism will be found from one work to another: Aluminum beer cans and syringes symbolic of addiction, dependency on vices, a common need for escape from reality and awards meant to symbolize strength, conquest and defeat. Each artist contemplates their environment and produces work that reflects their observations; inconsistencies, discrepancies and anxieties of false or impartial truths told and believed.
ABOUT INLIQUID ART + DESIGN:
InLiquid is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that mobilizes and makes accessible the visual arts culture of the greater Philadelphia region. Their mission is to unite communities, establish wider audiences for artists and designers, facilitate the relationship between artists and collectors, and nurture the public’s appreciation of all forms of visual art.
ABOUT SPRING/BREAK Art Show:
SPRING/BREAK Art Show is NYC and LA's curator-driven art fair during Armory Arts Week and Frieze Arts Week Los Angeles. With over 80 curatorial projects, 100 curators and 400+ artists, SPRING/BREAK is a destination for art enthusiasts to experience contemporary art by established and emerging artists. The art fair is a curated exhibition around a central theme. The 2019 theme of SPRING/BREAK Art Show is FACT AND FICTION.
Rachel Zimmerman is an Independent Curator and the Executive Director and Founder of InLiquid, a premier non-profit arts organization with 18 years experience in managing and curating art and design projects in Philadelphia.
Elyce Abrams is a painter based in Philadelphia. Abrams received her MFA from the University of the Arts and her BA/BFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Recent work has been included in her solo exhibition ‘Something New Every Day' at NoBA Artspace as well as at such venues as Blank Space Gallery, NYC, Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, and the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art. Her work is included in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad. Elyce is working towards a solo exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport for April of 2019 in Terminal C.
Annette Cords is a New York based artist working in a variety of media, from painting to weaving and installation. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Between Two Horizons, Kang Contemporary, Berlin; Cognition-Stroll, Project: ARTspace, New York; Sideways, New York Public Library; Diamond Days, Villa Rosenthal, Jena, Germany and Turnarounds, AxD Gallery, Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in group shows at venues including The Drawing Center, Queens Museum, Flux Factory, Odetta Gallery, Kentler International Drawing Space, MASS MoCA, Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles and Michael Steinberg Fine Art. She has been the recipient of grants and residencies including a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Change Inc, Robert Rauschenberg Fellowship. She received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Melissa Maddonni Haims is a sculptor based in Philadelphia. She creates knit graffiti, soft sculpture, and large-scale installations using knitted and crocheted yarns. Additionally, she sews unconventional quilts using vintage fabrics and subversive text. The majority of her work is produced using recycled, reclaimed and rescued textile materials. Her work has been shown extensively in galleries and museums and is held in private collections throughout the United States. She has been exhibiting on the contemporary art fair circuit since 2011 and has earned accolades for her installation work.
Jocelyn Gabrynowicz Hill was born in Den Helder, the Netherlands and educated in the UK before receiving her International Baccalaureate diploma from Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro, Kenyon College and then Pennsylvania State University, the Dickinson School of Law. She is a practicing lawyer based of her emerging artistic career. Her work has shown in the Philadelphia region and can be found in multiple private collections.
Christina Massey is a Brooklyn based artist whose work has shown in solo installations at the Noyes Art Museum, Rush Arts Galleries, Brown University and in group shows at locations such as Smack Mellon, John Doe Gallery, and Cluster Gallery. She was recently awarded a 2019 Brooklyn Arts Fund grant, the SIP Fellowship at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Puffin and Mayer Foundation Grants. Massey’s work is in private and public collections including the Janent Turner Museum and Credit Suisse.