Frieze, New York: Material Highlights
The second New York edition of the London-based Frieze Art Fair presented more than 180 of the world’s leading galleries. Resin and glass both emerged as key materials for new works at the event, held from May 10-13 2013 in Manhattan. Stylus selects the highlights.
- Polish-born artist Anna Molska’s work, The Sixth Continent, comprises glass shelves, cubes and crystalware collected by divers from Poland in the 1950s and 60s. The work is inspired by her grandfather’s journey to Antarctica in the 60s.
- New York-based artist Daniel Arsham’s latest works were a materials highlight, featuring glass, crystal, volcanic ash and resin. His Eroded Payphones, made from crystal, shattered glass and hydrostone, depicted the slow erosion of a public payphone. His other works, Waiting and Open Hands, consisted of two almost life-sized standing figures, constructed from broken glass and resin.
- Brooklyn-based artist Sean Raspet showed a series of resin boxes, which fractured light and captured objects suspended in time.
- Belgian-born artist Geert Goiris reworked classic reading books by adding a layer of resin to carefully selected pages.
- UK artist Alice Channer showed a series of cast and pigmented draped polyurethane resin wall pieces.