The Armory Week’s curator-centric show SPRING/BREAK is gearing up for its second outing at the Old School in Little Italy — it’s bringing along some major partners this year — and has just announced its roster of curators and the artists they’ve selected for the March 7-10 exhibition.
The exhibition will feature a 35mm film work by the con artist couple Jack and Leigh Ruby curated by the duo of Eve Sussman and Simon Lee titled “Car Wash Incident,” with Sussman also curating a selection of Peter Dudek’s vividly colorful architectural sculptures. Curator Maureen Sullivan will contribute works by Jeremy Blake’s and Yorgo Alexopoulos in keeping with the show’s theme, “New Mysticism.”
Grey Area’s Kyle DeWoody will curate a projection piece by Michael Joaquin Grey, while Amanda Schmitt, assistant director at The Hole, curates a group show focused on the blurred boundaries between public and private on the internet featuring works by Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Grace Villamil, and Myla Dalbesio. Schmitt will also curate a solo presentation by Dalbesio.
Under the direction of curator Mark Azoulay, French street artist JR will create an enormous photo-mural installation in the Old School’s courtyard. Marco Antonini, director of Bushwick non-profit NURTUREart, will curate a show of photographs by Luigi Presicce. Gallerist Helen Toomer of Lower East Side spot Toomer-Labzda contributes a curated selection of paintings by Howard Raimund Hurst. And the Brooklyn trio Fall on Your Sword, who, by our estimation, were the big winners at last year’s show, will be back with another site-specific installation courtesy of curators and fair director Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly.
The full list of curators is below:
Gabriela Alva, Marco Antonini, Marc Azoulay, Ted Barrow, Elizabeth Clark, Angela Conant, Kyle DeWoody, Aaron Levi Garvey, Andrew Gori, Ambre Kelly, Natalie Kovacs, Simon Lee, Patrick Meagher, Adam Mignanelli, John Morrow, Aurora Pellizzi, Natalia Porter, Amanda Schmitt, Cecelia Stucker, Maureen Sullivan, Eve Sussman, Helen Toomer, Tom Weinrich.
And the full list of artists is below:
Yorgo Alexopoulos, Aaron Anderson, Jeremy Blake, Z Behl, Sarah Bereza, Mary Blakemore, BOYFRIENDGIRLFRIEND, Zain Burgess, Eric Carlson, Etienne Chambaud, Jennifer Chan, Marco A. Castro, Marcos Castro, Julia Chiang, Andreis Costa, Grayson Cox, Meredith Cunningham, Jennifer Dayton, Myla Dalbesio, Peter Dudek, Fall On Your Sword, David Alexander Flinn, Ted Gahl, Rachel Garrard, Dylan Gauthier, Beka Goedde, Noah Gershman, Melissa Godoy-Nieto, Anthony Graves, Michael Joaquin Grey, Nathan Gwynne, Matthew Hassell, Kerry Hassler, Sarah Hindsgaul, Howard Raimund Hurst, Adam Ianniello, Joe Jagos, Rachel de Joode, JR, Ambre Kelly, Cheon pyo Lee, Antoine Lefebvre, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Michelle Levy, Annabel Linquist, Lumarca, Avery McCarthy, Patrick Meagher, Andrea Merkx, Matt Mignanelli, Lobel Modern, Jane Moseley, Rachel Ostrow, Grear Paterson, Aurora Pellizzi, Carla Herrera-Prats, Luigi Presicce, Printed Matter, Garrett Pruter, Ed Purver, Brian Randolph, Rachel Rossin, Jack + Leigh Ruby, Francesco Simeti, Tom Smith, Kendra Sullivan, Russell Tyler, Grace Villamil, Chuck Webster, John Whitlock and Jamie Zigelbaum.
The second edition of SPRING/BREAK runs March 7-10 at 233 Mott Street, with a preview on March 5.
— Benjamin Sutton
(Image: Grace Villamil, “Ina (Mother),” 2012, at the 2012 SPRING/BREAK fair.)