Fountain Art Fair NYC 2012
In 2012, Fountain Art Fair found a new home at the HISTORIC Lexington Armory. The space was grand, and the exhibitors lived up to their surroundings in creativity and ardor.
TincaArt presented 11 Artists who gave a true bow to Fountain’s reputation for its disruptive tendencies. Carly Ivan Garcia offered a red circus of current events with his Steve Jobs 6×4″ oil selling in the first ten minutes of the fair’s opening. Gail Stoicheff brought Sid Vicious, Muammar Gaddafi and The Joker to the party. Lindsey Wilner exposed her soul, while Tamara Mendels explored the universe. Justin Steimer battled, sowed and conquered a 50×50″ canvas, his crimson splashes leaving no prisoners. Andréa Stanislav introduced us to jeweled mythic creatures sculpture and Yapci Ramos came all the way from Spain to watch her Lo-li-ta work on aluminum find a new home. Danielle Lurie captured magic moments in New York that remind us how sunny life can be. Brian McCarty showed us the other side of the coin with his toy inhabited images recreating children’s experiences of war in Israel and Palestine.
Props to the Fountain team, Johnny, David, Rachel and Beth. You are my peeps. You’ve created something so raw. Much love.
The Second Hanging - “Without doubt the finest work at [Fountain] was’s work at the Tinca Art booth. Her self-revelatory abstracts, large and small, were standouts. We spent quite a long time chatting. It’s encouraging that someone in her 20’s talks about art having to come from the soul and not be created simply to shock. She’s someone to watch.”
Whitewall ”Yapci Ramos’s photographs at TincaArt were a favorite. The gritty coloration and sharp compositions made these very modest photographs a standout. Great use of color and contrast.”