There Goes the Neighborhood: New Art for The New, New York
March 15 – May 5, 2019
Opening Reception: March 14, 6-9pm


March 6, 2019 (New York, United States) — Avant Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of their first permanent New York outpost at Hudson Yards, coinciding with the new development’s launch in Manhattan’s West Side. Located at 30 Hudson Yards on Level One of the complex, a private reception will be held March 14th, from 6-9pm.

Open to the public beginning March 15th, the inaugural show, There Goes The Neighborhood: New Art for The New, New York is a group exhibition featuring an international selection of Avant Gallery’s diverse and multifaceted roster of talent. An exciting opportunity to showcase the gallery’s expanding program in the new heart of the “capital of the world,” There Goes the Neighborhood highlights the visceral act of creation through a variety of media. Artists in the exhibition include Skyler Grey, BNS, LaSso, Will Kurtz, Jacqueline Suowari, Florian Eymann, Christian D. Pope, Guy le Baube, STMTS, Lina Condes, Tom Fruin, and Leo Caillard.

Known as “The Fresh Prince of Street Art” and an alum of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, Los Angeles based Skyler Grey’s unique painting sensibility collapses pop irreverence with haute couture. Grey is currently working on a historic design collaboration with Automobili Lamborghini for the  Aventador SVJ Roadster series, the first artistic alliance for the Italian company. Nigerian born Jacqueline Suowari uses ball-point pen to render intimate, large-scale portraits of African life, often focusing on women through a pictorial language which intertwines the traditional with the contemporary. In homage to the Brooklyn Water Towers, Tom Fruin will unveil new architectural works which play with color and light through glass, steel, plastic, and found objects. Will Kurtz creates life-size figurative sculptures out of newspaper to reflect on everyday humanity through a raw ephemerality, and will unveil his lifesize rendition of Albert Einstein, coinciding with Einstein’s birthday of March 14th. Color-blind artist BNS creates surreal, archival portraits infused with humorous tattoo iconography while Colombian artist, Felipe Echeverry, or LaSsO, fuses Mid-century modern imagery with tropical influences to reflect on the diasporic experience.

On view through May 5th, the inaugural exhibition will include additional curated programming and site-specific interventions throughout the gallery as well as the entire 1,000,000 square foot development that will unfold throughout 2019. Please contact hudsonyards@avantgallery.com for additional information.