Frontrunner Collective Presents:
AN ANNUAL AFFAIR
May 6-8, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 2016 6PM-9PM
West Chelsea Arts Building
526 West 26th Street
10th Floor #1001
New York, NY 10001
Gordon Douglas Ball
Frontrunner Collective is pleased to announce AN ANNUAL AFFAIR, a pop-up group
exhibition on view at the West Chelsea Arts Building at 526 West 26th Street, #1001
from May 6 to May 8, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Friday May 6 from
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Held concurrently with Frieze Art Week, An Annual Affair presents a D-I-Y alternative to
Frieze New York and its numerous satellite fairs. Curated by Edward Symes, An Annual
Affair brings a dynamic and diverse group of emerging artists to the heart of Chelsea,
distinctly separate from the fairs’ established roster of artists and commercial focus.
From Nicolas Holiber’s striking wooden sculptures constructed from discarded shipping
pallets found on the New York City streets to Alex Schuchard’s intricate, impressionistic
paintings of rippling water and Guno Park’s delicately detailed pen drawings, An Annual
Affair features artists working in a wide variety of mediums, creating a rich conversation
about the multiplicity of art-making practices. The exhibition will also engage with the
unique architecture of the West Chelsea Arts Building’s loft space with a site-specific
video installation from Oakland-based artist Anja Ulfeldt.
With their range of talents, the artists in An Annual Affair are joined together by their
creative fearlessness and cross-disciplinary ingenuity including street artist Brandon
Sines’ iconic and unmistakable character Frank Ape and Pam Tietze’s functional
kaleidoscopic eyewear H0les. By launching an exhibition independent of the week’s
fairs, An Annual Affair aims to foster an encouraging and accessible community of artists
and art viewers.
With an ongoing dedication to supporting artists, Frontrunner Collective was founded
in the fall of 2009. Beginning as an online magazine in order to feature the creative work
of friends, Frontrunner expanded into a physical gallery space on Franklin Street in
TriBeCa in 2010. A collective for emerging artists, the gallery continued to present
exhibitions, performances and special events until 2012. Today, Frontrunner showcases
artists through pop-up exhibitions in New York and elsewhere.
For more information, please contact Edward Symes at email@example.com
Join the conversation at: #AnnualAffair