Randall's Island Park, a place unknown to most Manhattanites, will become the epicenter of the art world. Yes New York, yes! Frieze Art Fair is coming to town for the first time, and it will be something worth seeing. With approximately 180 galleries participating, a strong American and European contingent of galleries is joined by those from the rest of the world. Here are some things to take note of:

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Kristin Baker at The Suzanne Geiss Company
Kristin Baker made her debut in 2003 with a series of paintings called Flat Out, which portrayed automobile racing as a microcosm of American capitalism. On May 4th she will present Illume-Mine, an exhibition that investigates the transformative effects of light, expanded expectations of the painted medium, and the artist's unique process.

Chelsea and Downtown
Chelsea Night, on May 5th, and Downtown Night on May 6th will feature galleries from the fair with private views and openings. (Including the opening reception at the New Museum for Phyllida Barlow, Tacita Dean, Nathalie Djurberg, and Klara Lidén, and Ryan McGinley at Team Gallery).


Opening dates and hours:
Friday 4 May: 12-7pm
Saturday 5 May: 12-7pm
Sunday 6 May: 12-6pm
Monday 7 May: 12-6pm


Images (from top to bottom)

Ryan McGinley
Whirling Swirl 1, 2011
24.5 x 24.5 inches
Courtesy of Team Gallery, New York


Kristin Baker
Maximilian and Burgundian Lines, 2012,
Acrylic on PVC, 100x80 inches


Nathalie Djurberg

The Parade, 2011
Installation view: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2011
Courtesy Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Photo: Gene Pittman