Contributed by Fay Sanders and Bob Szantyr / Just in time to herald fall, Spring/Break comes back to New York for its tenth edition. Under the overarching title “Hearsay: Heresy,” more than 100 curatorial exhibitions embody a cautious but jubilant return to this customarily high-energy and immersive fair. This year much of the work engages our tenuous grasp on truth, as well as embracing Catholic iconography, shame and marginalization, medieval craft, and speculative and mythological imagery, which can be cast as heretical, at least from puritanical perspectives that have sometimes prevailed in the West. Painting holds its own quite well in the context of the floor-to-ceiling space takeover that Spring/Break is known for. Here are some of the paintings that stood out as we made our rounds.
Fay Sanders is an artist based in Queens, NY. She received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University and her MFA from Brooklyn College. She has shown with 601 ArtSpace and Flux Factory, and has an upcoming show at Field Projects this September and at Smith College in March 2022. Sanders has been an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center, MASS MoCA, and Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts, and is a recipient of the 2021 Queens Arts Fund grant and the 2021 City Artist Corps grant. You can follow her on Instagram @faysanders_
Bob Szantyr is an artist living and working in Queens, New York. He received his MFA from CUNY Brooklyn College and his BFA from New York University. He has shown with 601 Artspace, Auxiliary Projects, Trestle Gallery, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Latchkey Gallery, and is in a show with co-author Fay Sanders, as well as Judy Chung and Judy Koo at Field Projects this September. You can follow Bob on Instagram @blahbert
�Hearsay/Heresy,� Spring/Break Art Show / 625 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. Through September 13, 2021