Yesterday I went to the Spring/Break art show, as part of the Armory Arts Week. It was the only gallery I visited during the week-long, multi-exhibition celebration of modern art, but I’m glad I was able to make it to this showing. Going to any given art exhibition definitely encourages the fine artist in me to make and develop my own work, as it makes me think, “if they can make art and be showcased in a gallery, what the hell am I doing with my own stuff?” Call it competitive, self-deprecative motivation.
Spring/Break was located on a two abandoned floors of New York’s 31st Street’s post office (what’s with it with creative places and abandoned post offices?), a couple blocks away from Penn Station. Although a few of the exhibits were hit-or-misses to me personally, I enjoyed the majority of them and was even surprised to see some of the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat, learn that one of the band members of The Strokes had his own exhibit, or experience some of the stuff I see on art and street blogs in real life. I’ve documented some of my favorite pieces here: