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SPRING/BREAK Art Show returns to New York City with !WILD CARD!  a ‘remixed retrospective’

625 Madison Avenue in Midtown East – SPRING/BREAK Art Show returns

SPRING/BREAK Art Show returns to New York City during Armory Arts Week from September 6th – 11th, 2023, marking its fourth iteration at 625 Madison Avenue in Midtown East.

Staged across two floors of the checkerboard former-Ralph Lauren offices, the 2023 edition will bring together over 110 exhibits from 150+ curators.

Tom Sanford, Coney Island Hot Dog Eating, Contest curated by Jamie Dolan

For this year’s theme, the fair will be ‘doubling down on 11’s’ — 11 themes and years, to be precise  — with a card-counting homage to its own history. !WILD CARD! pulls from the lexicon of tarot and traditional playing cards, allowing curators to pick from all 11 past SPRING/BREAK themes and populate them with brand-new artists.

This ‘remixed retrospective’ of past themes with new artworks follows the SECRET SHOW pop-up during Frieze New York in May — an exhibition that exclusively consisted of past participants of the SPRING/BREAK shows, curated primarily by fair founders Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori. Doubling down here too on their history, this exhibition was held in their original haunts at the OLD SCHOOL in NoLiTa.

Afred Steiner, Texas Man Catches Fish with Human-Like Teeth, curated by Peter Dudek

Continuing this process of salon curation initiated last spring, the fall fair will for the first time offer an ‘Artist Spotlight’ section, where artists were able to submit directly for a position within a salon show curated by Kelly & Gori. The resulting exhibit further encapsulates the !WILD CARD! theme, referencing the past exhibitions the founders curated that anticipated the SPRING/BREAK model that was to come.


5-50 Gallery, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Alix Bickerson, Alva Calymayor, Amanda Baker, Ambre Kelly + Andrew Gori, Amelia Carley + Tyler Beard, Amy Vensel + Sue Beyer, Andrea Bell, Anthony Haden-Guest, Antonio DelValle-Lago, Audrey Bialke + Lizzie Reid, Aya Goshen, Kishka Gallery, Boris Nazarov, Brandy Wednesday + Amanda Barker, Brigitte Mulholland, Bryan Ellingson, Cait McCormack + Heather Renée Russ + Christopher M. Tandy, Cara Sheffler + Marguerite Wibaux, Carlos Pineda Palma + Daniel Morowitz, C. Stuart and Jane H. Hunt Gallery, CH 64 Gallery, Clio Giner + Jordan Doner, Dale Wittig, Dan Halm, Daniel Morowitz + Christine Romanell, Daniel Sierra Dominguez, Delpfina Pattacini, Dulphe Pinheiro-Machado, Emireth Herrera Valdes, Eric Shiner, Etty Yaniv, Fay Ku + Cheryl Molnar, Filo Sofi Arts, Giancarlo Venturini + Grace Bromley, Isaac Aden, Isabella Scott + Gabrielle Shelton, Jackson Engman, Jacob Rhodes, Jacob Hicks + Buket Savci, James Kerley, Jamie Dolan, Jeannie Rhyu + Yen Yen Chou, John Richey + Michael Watson, Josh Green, Joyous Pierce, Juliana Jaramillo, Julie Gaines + Noah Ring, Karin Bravin, Katherine Verdickt, Katrina Majkut, Katya Grokhovsky, Kelly Reichardt + Brigitte Engler, KAPOW Gallery, Kourosh Mahboubian, Lauren Murao Walkiewicz + Dan Fig, Laurie Berg, Leo Yuan + Isaac Aden, Leonard Reibstein, Lingfei Ren, Lisa Levy, Maria de los Angeles, Maria Petrovskaya, Marianna Peragallo + Zac Thompson, Marie Anine Moller + Jacob Rhodes, Marie Salomé Peyronnel, Marly Hammer + John Richey, Matt Logsdon, Meghan Doherty, The Contemporary Art Modern Project, M. David & Co., Michele Jaslow, Milly Cai + Madi Shenk, Gallery Poulsen, Nicholas Cueva + Rebecca Guay, Nicole Basilone, Nina K. Ekman, Norma Homberg + Francesca Arcilesi, Tappeto Velanta Projects, Techne Gallery, Tomato Mouse Gallery, Patrick Bell, Peter Dudek, Peter Gynd + Jody MacDonald, Queenie Wong, Robin Kang + Jennifer Robin Kang, Sara Driver, Shona McAndrew, Tara Fracalossi + Thomas Lail, Taylor Lee Nicholson, Thomas Levy + Anastasiya Tarasenko, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, Todd Cramer + Guillermo Amat, Tom Bayne, Ulli Rimkus, The Why Not Gallery,  Z Art Space, Zak Vreeland & more.   

SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2023  ‘!WILD CARD!’ Exhibition
First Look | Wednesday, Sept 6th, 11AM – 5PM
Opening Night | Wednesday, Sept 6th, 5PM – 8PM
Regular Show Days | Thursday, Sept 7th  – Monday, Sept 11th, 11AM – 7PM springbreakartshow.com


Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori in 2009, The They Co. creative supergroup has organized, curated, facilitated and produced events with the New Museum, Brooklyn College, Art Hamptons, Flux Factory, Collective Show, Nuit Blanche New York, Silvershed, The Metric System, The Underground Library, Gowanus Studio Space, and numerous other community-based arts organizations. In May of 2011 and 2013, the group organized the SCHOOL NITE exhibition event for the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City, and in September 2011 intercepted the city’s San Gennaro Festival with a 90-foot sculptural interpretation of the Roman oculus, created by SOFTlab. Under the gender-melding moniker BOYFRIENDGIRLFRIEND, Gori and Kelly have collaborated on several formal projects, most recently their SIGHTSEERS photographic series. In 2017, SPRING/BREAK launched it’s biannual IMMERSIVE program, with large-scale sculptural installations at the BKYLN IMMERSIVE in May 2017, followed by TIMES SQUARE IMMERSIVE, a Times Square Plaza takeover with monumental sculptures created onsite in each public plaza of Times Square in March 2019, and UPSTATE IMMERSIVE in 2021 with ten unique sculptures to create a sculpture garden in Poughkeepsie, NY during Upstate Arts Weekend. Gori and Kelly have new projects forming in the film and tv landscape and in the published written word in 2023. thetheyco.com




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