The 2018 Armory Show: What Not to Miss

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With 198 galleries from 31 countries, the Armory Show draws more than 60,000 attendees each year. The show, which is no longer at the Armory on the Upper East Side but at the dramatically different West Side Piers 92/94, fills 208,000 square feet with extraordinary 20th- and 21st-century art. Today is the last day of the Armory Show— the art (and the “scene”) are well worth the visit. Here are the most exciting pieces this year.


Montreal Parisian Laundry Gallery opens the show (it is literally the first stall you encounter) with a stunning exhibit from Gabriele Beveridge. “By isolating, juxtaposing, layering and ultimately recontextualizing objects including found images, shop fittings, semi-precious stones and hand blown glass, the artist is able to rupture and rearrange the conventional staging of attraction and desire. These visual strategies work less to dismantle conventions of the beautiful than to exaggerate them to a point where they are made alien, initiating a fluctuation between the attractive and the unfamiliar.”


This enormously powerful charcoal drawing (enormous both in power and size: 101 x 120 inches) by Robert Longois in Galerie Thaddeus Ropac’s booth. The Brooklyn artist’s use of charcoal expresses great depth and realism on such a massive scale.

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