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This past weekend, March 4, 5 and 6, Frere Independent was pleased to present the Eighth Edition of the PooL Art Fair New York, at the Gershwin Hotel on East 27th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison. The Vernissage on March 4, featured performances by DJ Alkamine + a Live Concert by Nico’s Gun as well as a performance piece by special guest artist and PooL exhibitor Clarina Bezzola.  We would like to thank DJ Alkamine, Nico’s Gun, and party host Joe Grazi for a great evening. Furthermore we wuld like to extend our gratitude to special guest artists for an engaging performance. And we would also like to thank artist Steven Gagnon’s for his installation “Border Cruiser” out front of the hotel during the Vernissage, as well as his Gallerist Kathleen Vance of Front Room Gallery.

PooL Art Fair takes place concurrently with The Armory Show, the art world’s annual premier showcase in the New York City. Unlike other fairs, which privilege gallery representation, PooL represents a unique format where artists interact directly with the public, press and art world insiders, as well as each others during a three day fair. Each artist or group of artists use a hotel room to present their work directly to visitors.

 

Frere Independent would like to extend our thanks to Sammi and the Thompson Hotel for assisting with and hosting a special trailer screening an panel discussion of the documentary ‘Ink Black’ by Zulema Griffin on Saturday March 5, at the Thompson Hotel.  As always we want to thank our own General Counsel, Thomas Bark and Christine Jenkins for her work with VIP Relations.

 

A most special thanks to all of the participating artists: William Pittman Andrews, Matt Bahen, Amanda Nedham, Claudie Bastide, Clarina Bezzola, Deborah Brown, Liz-N-Val, Adam John Taye, Taleen Berberian, Bernard J. Klevickas, Jeffrey Allen Price, Cigdem Tankut, Gulsen Calik, Bob Clyatt, Rori DuBoff, Tracey Kessler, Ellen Hackl Fagan, James Edwin Hall, dirquo nyc / ++ (Jay Paavonpera), Xanda McCagg, George Pappas, Michael Piergrossi, Yadir Quintana, Sara Conca, Aiva, Thierry Alet, Maria-Gracia Donoso, Dan Pottick, Lola Morishita, Marina Reiter, Birgit Sandoval, Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, Judy Rifka, John D. Monteith, Max Langhurst, BTA, Chambliss Giobbi, Sadie Weis, Christopher Lee, Tara Misenheimer, Agni Zotis, Robert Strati, Ruben Talberg, Benito, Heather  Van Uxem, Jason Swift, Borinquen Gallo, Erol Gunduz, Sossie Vanek, Fernando Velazquez, Nina Yankowitz, Andrew Vomhof, Donald Weiss, Gulay Alpay, Cesar Arechinga, Ramadam Karim, Jeanette Uldall. A special thanks also to participating Curator Savannah Spirit and Gallerist Alison Pierz, as well of all of our international artists who traveled to New York from overseas.

All of the artists presented engaging pieces creating a stimulating environment incorporating a variety of media ranging from photography and painting, three dimensional interactive installations, to sculpture.

We are pleased with the positive press and testimonials from our participating artists and congratulate those who sold work during the fair.

We look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming PooL Art Fair Guadeloupe this coming June.