Irish Art showcasing at New York Affordable Art Fair, 28th Sept - 2nd Oct

One of Ireland’s most proactive galleries on the International art scene, Sol Art Gallery, Dawson Street, Dublin, will be showcasing a wonderful range of contemporary artists, mainly from the island of Ireland, at the upcoming New York Affordable Art Fair. The show takes place in the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), opens with a Private View at 6pm on Wednesday 28th September, and runs to Sunday, 2nd October. This promises to be a great show with nearly 80 other galleries from around the world taking part. 

In recent years Sol Art Gallery has successfully brought Irish art and raised the profile of leading and emerging Irish artists to international audiences at shows in Milan, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Edinburgh, Stockholm and Seoul. Martin Davis, owner of Sol Art, works hard to ensure there is a good range of distinctive, interesting, edgy and good value Irish art available to engage the visitors to each show.

   

Sol Art will be the only gallery from Ireland presenting at the upcoming New York City Affordable Art Fair. Exhibiting artists include Kevin McAleenan, Niall Leavy, Duda, Gwen Wilkenson, Eoin Francis McCormack, Jane Rainey and Poren Huang. McAleenan’s work explores the creation of an image, and questions where things might begin or end. Leavy uses colour and form as vehicles for the visual exploration of positive emotions in his work, while Dublin pop/street artist Duda’s work is informed by his background in fashion design. Central to Wilkenson’s practice is an exploration of the intersection between nature and artifice, while Rainey explores ideas about place and territory in her work. Huang, a Taiwanese sculptor, presents a series of metal sculptures created in bronze, goldleaf and stainless steel. 

In addition, Sol Art is proud to support the Official Non-Profit Partner of the AAF NYC show the Art Therapy Outreach Centre (ATOC). The ATOC is committed to support people who have experienced some form of trauma - including war veterans, at-risk youth, and survivors of domestic violence, by helping them to see themselves as survivors rather than victims. One artist from each gallery participating at the show has created a special small piece of art which will be displayed on a featured wall entitled ‘Turning negative energy positive’ at the AAF. Using his signature small squares and goldleaf, Co. Meath based artist Niall Leavy has created a piece, called ‘Precious Reflection’, which was inspired by time in Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan, earlier this year. Each of these special works of art will be auctioned off at the ATOC 5th Anniversary Gala in mid-October in NY to raise funds for their important work.

The Affordable Art Fair New York takes place in the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), opens with a Private View at 6pm on Wednesday 28th September and runs to Sunday, 2nd October.

A limited number of Invitations to the Private View on the 28th, and Complimentary General Admission Passes for other sessions during the AAF, are available from Niall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Camille at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Opening Times 

Wednesday, September 28
   Private View              6pm-9pm

Thursday, September 29

   Public Hours              11am-6pm
   AAF Happy Hours*     6pm-9pm

Friday, September 30
    Public Hours             11am-6pm
    Free Admission         6pm-8pm

Saturday, October 1
    Public Hours             11am-8pm

Sunday, October 2
    Public Hours             11am-5pm

www.affordableartfair.com/newyork

Further information: 

Niall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Camille at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and keep in touch with my twitterFacebook and the website here for updates on the AAF New York City. 

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