Leo Kesting in Fountain New York
March 5 - 8, 2009
Leo Kesting to Participate in Fountain NY 2009
Pier 66 at 26th St in Hudson River Park NY, NY 10011
Dates: March 5-8; 11am–7pm
VIP/Press Preview: Thursday March 5, from 11am to 7pm
Reception for the artists: Friday, March 6; 7pm–midnight
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 at the door for all weekend access
New York (February 5, 2009) - Leo Kesting teams up again with other cutting edge galleries to present Fountain New York, the alternative art exhibition known for presenting avant garde artworks. Set up at Pier 66 for its latest installment Fountain takes place during the Armory weekend March 5 - 8. Fountain is a guerrilla-style art event, dubbed by many as the “Anti Art Fair” for its brash, off-the-wall offerings of non-traditional art exhibitions in the art fair environment.
Leo Kesting Gallery will be presenting artworks from our 2008-2009 artists line up with highlights from Jason Douglas Griffin, Jonny Fenix, Ray Sell and Brian Leo. With a spacious 500 square foot booth Leo Kesting Gallery ensures a strong installation of premier works from the galleries forth most talents.
Fountain’s venue, Pier 66 a 12,000 square-foot complex with both interior and exterior exhibition areas, is adjacent to all the major New York exhibitions.
"The beauty of Fountain is how much it supports young independent galleries like us," states gallerist John Leo. "Being able to work with other curators like Glowlab, Ad Hoc Art, McCaig-Welles and Front Room encourages us and our artists to make maximum impact on the art enthusiast who will be in town during the New York art fair weekend."
Fountain New York 2009 opens March 5 with a VIP - Press Preview then opens to the public for 11am until 7pm Friday - Sunday March 6 - 8. There will be a reception for the artists on Friday, March 6th from 7pm until midnight.
Artnet – the most widely read art site on the web – describes Fountain: “Likeability and chutzpah used to be what art was about. That, and a little guerrilla mentality, which you had at Fountain in spades. This is the place where you reminisce about the good old days, when you did it yourself, when inspiration and magic struck like a bolt from the blue. Here at Fountain, the artists and dealers are hungry and they welcome all visitors warmly. They are having fun and that’s the vibe. I felt like sitting down, having a beer, and hanging.”
Plum – “Extreme, grassroots, and black sheep are names that perhaps best describe Fountain. While other art exhibits are puppets to corporate culture, this show keeps it as real as they come.”