This is the second year that me & the curiosity participates in the Swab contemporary art fair, which will take place in Barcelona from the 2nd through the 5th of October, 2014. On this occasion we will form part of the General Program of the fair.
Last year we were one of the four galleries selected by MYFAF (My First Art Fair), the program that gives young galleries that have never participated in an art fair the opportunity to present their program, all sponsored completely by Swab. The experience proved to be so gratifying that we have decided to return this year.
For this edition, we have compiled a selection of recent works by the artists: Andrea G√≥mez, Enrique Baeza, Max-O-matic and Mike Swaney. Here you can see some of the pieces that we will show in Swab:
Spray and Ink on canvas
120 x 50 x 70 cm. (sculpture)
170 x 140 cm. (mural)
130 x 97 cm
Acrylic, gesso, ball-point pen, oil pastel, and pencil crayon on unprimed linen
Untitled (Hands #1)
Collage. Paper on cardboard
50 x 35 cm
Reality is Spam
34 x 66 cm
Swab is the only¬†Contemporary Art Fair¬†founded by an art collector this offers a unique vision for the visitors and the final buyer‚Äôs point of view. Our proposal is to break with the elitist and hermetic idea that often surrounds the contemporary art scene, making it more accessible to the general public.
Swab wants to be a Fair to discover, a place to find works never seen at other Fairs. That is the reason why its selection committee formed by gallery directors and art professionals not only make a selection of received applicants. At Swab, process of election is based on searching and following the artist‚Äôs works from any discipline that represents in any way the emergent art of their countries. Swab combines the participation at the Fair by¬†invitation and by application.
Swab keeps its origins based on¬†creating opportunities for emerging galleries, artists and commissaries that begin their art career. One of our objectives is to offer them access to the art market, something difficult currently with the actual situation.
For more information about the fair you can look here.