Family Affairs : An Incestuous Avant-Garde Survey of Art
March 6 – April 30, 2014
Opening Reception, March 6, 6-8 pm
Artists Include: Banksy, Noah Becker, Casper Brindle, BTA, Pierre Carrilero, Erica Cassill, Ayn Choi, Richard Cutrona, Christina Dallas, Jim D'Amato, Elaine de Kooning, Gregory de la Haba, Rodney Dickson, Peter Fend, Stephan Fowlkes, Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi, Simone Gad, Joann Gedney, Joaquin Goldstein, Brian Gormley, Jerelyn Hanrahan, Keith Haring, Julie Harvey, Damian Hirst, Sylvia Huerta, Stephen Holding, Dana James, Magda Love, Sasha Meret, Bernd Naber, Joe Heaps Nelson, Lindsey Nobel, Midori Okuyama, Renzo Ortega, Robert Petrick, Pablo Picasso, Michael Ricardo Andreev, Eddie Rehm, Judy Rifka, E. Brady Robinson, Nathania Rubin, Maria Joao Salema, Frank Shifreen, Katerina Skassi, Nico Smith, Savannah Spirit, Burt Stern, Swoon, Michael Torquato de Nicola, Vargas-Suarez Universal, Lydia Venieri, Andy Warhol, Lee Wells, LG White, Natalie White, Natalie Wood, Agni Zotis and more.
Featured Lobby Gallery Artist: Brian Leo, Post Painterly Pop
Family Affairs will be presented at IFAC Headquarters at The Yard, opening during Armory Art Week. Featuring a wide array of work by modern and contemporary masters juxtaposed alongside new and re emerging artists championed by the consortium. With a strong focus on painting, the circles of influence are wide and far reaching yet centered around our city home: in the immigrant story and the mission of the historic avant-garde that arrived in New York a century ago, launching American art into modernity and paving the way for the rise of the New York School and conceptual art. A semi-dysfunctional family bound together with a common necessity to create with a passion.
The International Fine Arts Consortium, originally founded in 1996, is an independent semi-nomadic curatorial platform and agency co-directed by Lee Wells and Gregory de la Haba. IFAC functions in the real and virtual worlds through a broad based international network of artists, curators, and advisors that seek to expand the dialogue in the arts and the avant garde.
IFAC opened in December 2013 at 85 Delancey St and partnered with The Yard, a four story multi-functional collective workspace in the heart of the Lower East Side Arts District, designed by the architect David Bers.