Highlights from Frieze New York online
Frieze New York has gone online with 200 virtual viewing rooms
The fair's 200 exhibitions are available via virtual viewing rooms that allow you to browse artworks by price, artist and gender and if something catches your eye, you can make an enquiry directly to the gallery. There is also a free app that uses augmented reality to help you visualise an artwork to scale in your own home.
There is an awful lot to get through, but to help you navigate the plethora of virtual booths we have chosen five viewing rooms that offer bold, beautiful or thought provoking content.
Colour and Production
As part of Frieze's special programming, Collective Design Presents 'Colour and Production', offers an exploration of the artistic use of colour across three virtual rooms. The first room includes the works of polychromic heavyweights Josef Albers and Anne Albers and delves into how artists play with the range of and relationship between colours. The second room takes a look at the material history of colour from a book of hours dating to 1500, to John Shea's vibrant ceramic rock forms and the third explores how different materials can be infused with colour, from neon plastics to laminated furniture.
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Left: Andrea Bowers, Ecofeminist Sycamore Branches: Resist Reuse Restore (2019). Right: Roe Ethridge, Ant and Moonsnail, (2020)
The viewing room for Andrew Kreps Gallery ( a gallery situated in lower Manhattan), offers up a lively array of works from its artists. There is a strong emphasis on photography and we love the work of Roe Ethridge and Annette Kelm in particular. Both artists create still lives that have a certain wistful quality.
Ponce and Robles Gallery (Diálogos section)
Karina Skvirsky, Chota (2016)
As part of a curated section dedicated to Latinx artists, Ponce and Robles Gallery has chosen a single artist for its viewing room. Karina Skvirsky is an artist of Eastern European and Ecuadorian decent who works in photography, video and performance. She appropriates images from archives, tourist blogs, Google Maps and YouTube to create works that represent layered histories, juxtaposing one experience against another.
Anat Egbi (Chicago Tribute section)
Sarah Ann Weber, Gusto Grazer (2020)
Another of this year's special curated sections is dedicated to female artists inspired by Chicago. Anat Egbi's contribution to this theme is a selection of works by Sarah Ann Weber and Faith Wilding, artists who produce intricate paintings on paper. Both focus on the female form and employ floral motifs and there is more than a touch of the spiritual art of Georgiana Houghton and Hilma af Klint here. An essay accompanies the viewing gallery.
Daniel Faria Gallery, Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center
For elegant design head to Daniel Faria Gallery. This viewing room is dedicated to the sculpture of Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, whose minimalist forms are refined from nature. The works in this selection are inspired by the microscopic world, but she also cites science fiction as an influence, especially the writing of Ursula K Le Guin and Donna Haraway.