#artonpaper New York 2015 @artMRKT

art on paper is moving inside to Pier 36, launching this March 5 ­ 8. Our new location affords us new opportunities, to make the Lower East Side’s premier event space a dynamic destination. art on paper’s 55 exhibiting galleries will feature work by artists who look to paper as a major influence in their sculpture, drawing, painting, and photography.

The proceeds of an exclusive opening night celebration featuring great food, local bands, and the best in paper­driven art from around the world will support art on paper’s Beneficiary Partner Brooklyn Museum and its school programs. Morris Sandwich Shop will offer their famously decadent, local & seasonal grilled cheeses, speciality appetizers, and house­made cocktails to Preview Benefit guests. The beloved food truck’s brick and mortar Crown Heights spot may be new to the scene, but it’s already an institution, hitting Eater’s Brooklyn Heatmap just last week. Brooklyn­based Live Footage ­ the two part jazz + classical = electronic performers ­ will provide the evening’s cinematic hip hop musical entertainment. New YorkCity’s high profile art world luminaries, including top collectors, curators, museum directors, and artists, will be in attendance to support the Brooklyn Museum and to have first look at the art on paper presentations and special project installations.

art on paper will include monumental installations by Wayne White, Mia Pearlman, William Beckman, Michael Scoggins, and best­selling author of A Heart­Breaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers, each reaching into the fair’s public spaces. Presented by Joshua Liner Gallery, Wayne White’s larger­than­life, hand­cut sculptures constructed of cardboard will dominate exhibition space, towering over the viewer. JHB Gallery will fill the fair’s common area with Mia Pearlman’s colossal suspended paper cloudscape, Maelstrom, 2008. Forum Gallery will present a 10­foot­long charcoal on paper from William Beckman’s Bull Series, a fitting nod to the fair’s new proximity to the bulls of Wall Street. Dave Eggers’ Untitled ­ blown into oversized proportions ­ will welcome the public to art on paper with its towering rabbit image shouting “glory” along the fair’s front promenade.

Paul McDonough, Woman Sunbathing, Portland, Oregon, 1973, photograph, Courtesy of Sasha Wolf Gallery
Paul McDonough, Woman Sunbathing, Portland, Oregon, 1973, photograph, Courtesy of Sasha Wolf Gallery

Preview Benefit Hours
Thursday, March 5, 2015 ­ 5:30pm to 8:00pm
VIP Party Hours
Thursday, March 5, 2015 ­ 8:00pm to 10:30pm
General Hours
Friday, March 6, 2015 ­ 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 ­ 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015 ­ 11:00am to 6:00pm