STEVENSON (booth D27) presents new work by Zander Blom at Frieze New York, running from 10 May to 13 May at Randalls Island, NYC. A catalogue raisonné of Blom's paintings to date, Paintings Volume I, will also be launched at the fair.
In her essay in the monograph, Courtney J Martin writes:
"[Blom's] process reminds us that here, at the dark edge of the digital age, painterly, expressionist abstraction can be experimental, refreshing, weird even."
Zander Blom was born in 1982 in Pretoria, South Africa; he lives and works in Johannesburg. His first US solo show, Place and Space, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, opened in Savannah, Georgia, in 2011 and travelled to Atlanta in 2012. In addition to Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg, solo shows have also taken place at Galerie van der Mieden, Antwerp, and 5x6x9, Berlin. Group shows include The Evolution of Art 1830-2140 at Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin (2013); The Global Contemporary: Art worlds after 1989 at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany (2011); Ampersand, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin (2010); and .ZA: Young art from South Africa, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy (2008). Publications include The Drain of Progress (2007) and The Travels of Bad (2009).
Opening hours are Friday 10 May, 11 - 7pm; Saturday 11 May, 11 - 7pm; Sunday 12 May, 11 - 7pm; and Monday 13 May
11 - 6pm. Tickets are $42 per person for a day pass. For details of the fair, see www.friezenewyork.com