Fountain Art Fair is the perfect antidote for an art world obsessed by global branding and marketing strategies. A combination of street art, galleries (including a strong Brooklyn presence), and independent artists, Fountain has a distinctly DIY feel – there’s an immediacy and passion to the show that’s refreshing. Highlights include UFO’s tentacled sculpture at Mighty Tanaka Gallery, the eclectic work of Hullaballoo Collective, a large double portrait by Swoon at Kesting/Ray, and a group of small landscapes by Hong Seon Jang at Munch Gallery made from layers of tape on blackboards. Grace Exhibition Space will be presenting performances throughout the weekend including a piece by Quinn Dukes McDivitt.
69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue @ 25th Street
March 9 – March 11, 2012