Local Artists Showing at The Other Art Fair This Weekend

This weekend The Other Art Fair returns for its second US edition to Greenpoint’s own Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St). Presented by Saatchi Art, the fair showcases work by 120 talented emerging artists from Brooklyn and beyond, each hand-picked by a committee of art world experts.

Of course, many local artists will be participating and exhibiting. Be sure to catch these Brooklyn-based artists at The Other Art Fair!

Andrea Packard (b. 1984), a fine artist who specializes in portraits and figurative oil paintings from life, was born and raised in Excelsior, Minnesota. She received a BA in Studio Art and Psychology from Connecticut College and additional instruction from The Art Students League of New York, Chelsea Classical Studio and Academia Taure (Barcelona, Spain). She has lived and worked in Chicago and Barcelona and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

George Underwood studied at the School of Visual Arts. Lives in Brooklyn. “Using a 4×5 field camera provides me the quality and richness of photography I fell in love with at the School of Visual Arts such as Joel Sternfeld, Jeff Wall, Matthew Pillsbury and other large format photographers. It gives me control over the image making process but also the flexibility and quickness to allow for chance to occur. Taking the time to compose thoughtfully detailed images that I am not fully in control of. Finding instances in a fast-paced contemporary lifestyle using an antiquated analog system. Through a mixture of landscapes, scenes and self-portraits I recontextualize the way we live and invite the viewer to revel in these moments. As the only child of a single mother, I grew up a quiet observer, most of my time spent alone, I learned to live comfortably in that space. I would explore my town observing its places and people always taking in what was going on around me. My mother instilled in me traditional values and a strong work ethic and as I entered high school fully consumed by the world the internet connected me to, I knew I needed to branch out. New York City provided me a new landscape and vast amounts to observe.”

Isaiah King: “I am a Canadian-born artist, graphic designer and animation designer living and working in Brooklyn, New York. My printmaking and drawing works pursue an ongoing study of the human form. I use multiple printmaking and drawing techniques, applying diverse and aggressive mark making to my figure studies. My design studio and practice build upon an assertion that art and design can play an important role in the elevation of deeper public discourse on social issues.”

Paul Richard is a Brooklyn based artist with a practice that goes beyond working in the studio. His work encompasses both Fine Art portrait painting as well as taking it to the streets.

Keri Oldham’s large scale watercolor paintings depict bloodied tableaus inspired by folk art, mythology, medieval demonology and fantasy. Her paintings are modern allegories for women’s continued fight for success and identity in modern life. Oldham’s work was recently spotlighted by New York Magazine/ The Cut, AM New York and Arte Fuse for her solo-exhibition Blood Banner at Lazy Susan Gallery, NY and work in Nasty Women at the Knock Down Center in Queens. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Oldham has exhibited her work throughout the country, including, The Dallas Museum of Art, Kirk Hopper Fine Art in Dallas, Lazy Susan Gallery in New York, Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, Honey Ramka Gallery in Brooklyn, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington. She has received awards including a 2010 Fellowship with BRIC Arts in Brooklyn and residency with Central Trak in Dallas

Claim your free ticket to The Other Art Fair using code GREENPOINTERS on nyc.theotherartfair.com/comp. Don’t miss out!

Fair Opening Hours and Dates:
Thursday, November 9th: 6pm-9.30pm (Private Viewing)
Friday, November 10th: 12pm-9pm
Saturday, November 11th: 11am-7pm
Sunday, November 12th: 11am-6pm

More info at SaatchiArt.com/theotherartfair

(Greenpointers is a media sponsor for The Other Art Fair)

About Andy Smith

A.P. Smith is a writer, photographer, and record collector living in Greenpoint with his dog, Luigi.

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