My Art Guide New York 2019 is a digital issue dedicated to the Armory Show and the Art Week in New York, available online and on iOS and Android app.
This new edition has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Nicole Berry (Executive Director of The Armory Show), Sean Kelly (Owner of Sean Kelly Gallery), and Dustin Yellin (Artist and Founder of Pioneer Works). The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town.
As Executive Director, Nicole Berry leads the development and strategic vision of The Armory Show, directly overseeing exhibitor relations and spearheading the fair’s VIP program. Nicole joined The Armory Show in September 2016 as Deputy Director, and was appointed to the role of Executive Director in November 2017. Previously, Nicole served as Deputy Director of Expo Chicago from 2011-2016, playing a prominent role in expanding the fair’s exhibitor list and collector base, both internationally and in the American Midwest. Raised in San Francisco, Nicole received a Bachelor’s Degree from Colgate University and a Master’s Degree in Art History from the University of California at Davis. She has been active in the international art world as an art historian, art writer, curator and art advisor for over a decade.
Born in England, Sean Kelly, founder of the gallery, started his career in the art world as an artist and subsequently as a museum curator at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales. Kelly went on to become the Director of Visual Arts for the Bath International Arts Festival, Bath, England and later founded and directed Artsite, a site-specific exhibition program in Bath, England, before relocating to New York. In 1991, Sean Kelly established his own business representing artists Marina Abramović, James Casebere, Callum Innes, Rebecca Horn, Joseph Kosuth and Julião Sarmento. In a career that has spanned over twenty-five years in New York, Sean Kelly Gallery has been internationally regarded for its diverse, intellectually driven program and highly regarded roster of artists. The gallery has garnered international attention for its high caliber exhibition program and collaboration with many of the most significant cultural institutions around the world.
Dustin Yellin (B. 1975, California) is an artist who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the founder and director of Pioneer Works, a multidisciplinary cultural center in Red Hook, Brooklyn that builds community through the arts and sciences to create an open and inspired word. Drawing on both modernism, and the sacral tradition of Hinterglas painting, Yellin primarily works through a unique form of 3-dimensional photomontage, in which paint, and images clipped from various print media are embed within laminated glass sheets to form grand pictographic allegories. These totemic and kaleidoscopic works often plumb the history and fate of human consciousness within the Anthropocene. His work has been acquired by the Brooklyn Museum, while it has been exhibited at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City as well as the Museo Del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, amongst many others. Yellin is often featured in diverse media ranging from the New York Times, to Artforum, Vanity Fair, and TED. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
- Nicole Berry © Justin Barbin
- Sean Kelly
- Dustin Yellin © Pavel Antonov