Fridge Art Fair New York 2023
The Pepperoni Pizza Project: Red Edition
May 17 – 21, 2023
Following is the official press release:
Fridge Art Fair is pleased to present “The Pepperoni Pizza Project: Red Edition.” In a time of renewed passion for the arts, the color Red best represents art’s healing power and ardor.
Returning to the Lower East Side’s fabled Gallery OneTwentyEight, this year’s fair will also collaborate with both the nearby 2B&2C @ 9B9 Artspace and Two Boots Williamsburg.
Exhibition highlights at Gallery OneTwentyEight – aka as “Deep Dish” — include an eclectic range of works in varied media by Chris Cobb, Michelle Hill, Victor Pedelty, Phoenix Roberts, Dayle GinsburgPeter Stefanides, ART BreakOUT and Fridge Fair founder Eric Ginsburg.
For this year’s ninth edition, Matt Sullivan, esteemed musician and director of 2B&2C, has joined the Fridge creative team. Featured at 2B&2C – aka “Thin Crust” — will be a selection of artworks by Matt’s longtime collaborative partner and husband, the late ecosystem-painter, sculptor, and teacher, Ken Cro-Ken (1957-2020). Other highlights at 2B&2C include: the opening of Ken Cro-Ken Memorial Gardens, multi-media performances and Fridge pop-ups.
Two Boots Williamsburg – aka “The Brooklyn Slice” – will present a vibrant range of art by artists – both emerging and established – representing Brooklyn’s distinct creative, countercultural flavor. Exhibiting artists include: Optimo Primo, Sam Diaz, Shayne Bovell, Ben Wilson and Samantha Sabatino. There will, also, be a performance by SoulProduct and friends.
Gallery OneTwentyEight, located at 128 Rivington Street and 2B&2C, housed at 9 Avenue B, will hold their grand openings on Wednesday, May 17 from 6-9pm. Fair hours at both Lower East Side spaces will be from Thursday, May 18 to Saturday, May 20, 2-9pm and Sunday, the 21st , 12-6pm. Two Boots Williamsburg will open on May 18, 4-10pm and will continue through the 21st from 4-10pm daily.
Since its inception in May 2013, Fridge Art Fair has presented concurrent with Frieze (yes, the name is a play on that week in New York City!) and Art Basel in Miami. We have lived up to our tagline, “Can you fit into the Fridge?” by accepting numerous and diverse exhibitors in spaces from tiny to huge that were either affordable or donated to us.
Admission is free, but as a 501c3 not-for-profit, we accept tax deductible donations from the public.