Art fairs are slowly returning after almost a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. The New York Art Expo 2021, which usually is held in the spring, moved their trade show to October at Pier 36. This art fair is sponsored by the Redwood Art Group and is one of the largest art shows offer. This year, their numbers were down significantly to about 200 international galleries and artists. Still, there was something for every taste and price point.
Art Fairs are gradually finding their way back to cities while adjusting to a post pandemic climate. New York city alone has a half dozen show scheduled during the months of September and October. I recently attended the annual Art on Paper Fair and was delighted to see a wide range of US and international galleries exhibiting recent works from a diversity of artists. What’s different about this show is its focus on artworks that are paper based. All works use paper as its medium, whether its drawings, sculptures, or photography……..
Recently, I attended the Van Gogh: Immersive Experience in New York City and found it to be the best post-pandemic escapism that I wholeheartedly recommend. I am careful not to call this an exhibition since it is not. So what is it you ask? A sensory stimulation that is high-tech, educational, and super enjoyable. It combines the best of a prolific artist’s works, in this case Vincent Van Gogh, with an explosion of projected lights, colorful images and a VR (Virtual Reality) experience along with music from a surround sound system similar to an IMAX theater.