ART & DESIGN

Anti-Armory: Scenes from Spring/Break

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The entrance to the landmark post office near Penn Station is playing double duty this week, granting entry to 70 rooms, lobbies, stairwells, closets, and even bathrooms upstairs – otherwise known as the spaces that host this year’s Spring/Break. Now in its fifth year, the sprawling New York fair hosts a mix of solo and group shows from both emerging and mid-career artists, peppered with more established names like the photographer Maripol. It may be one of over a dozen mega-shows happening this Armory Week, but founders Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori have figured out how to set theirs apart: Spring/Break is “curator-driven,” so all 800-plus artists on display were chosen by a group of 120 applicants that Kelly and Gori hand-selected from an international open call. (If that sounds unorthodox, bear in mind that the two got married at last year’s opening press day.) This year’s works all adhere loosely to a “⌘COPY⌘PASTE” theme, and are up until Monday.

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“The Bloody Chamber” (2016) by Maggie Dunlap. Curated by Myla Dalbesio. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Leonardo DiCaprio Is the Only Girl in the Room” (2011) by Celeste Marie Welch. Curated by Michael Gaughran. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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At Spring/Break. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“The Deep Dark” by Caitlind R. C. Brown and Waynne Garrett. Curated by A. Moret. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary CMYK” (2014) by Francesca Capone. Curated by Gabrielle Jensen and Michael Valinsky. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Tridimensional Environmental Painting #1: (2016) by Fabian Marcaccio. Curated by Karin Bravin. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Milk” (2016) by Jo Shane. Curated by Jo Shane + Maripol. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Jimmy’s Thrift” by Azikiwe Mohammed. Curated by Dustin Yellin. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“DRIPP” (2016) by DRIP (Daniel Subkoff, Rachel Garrard, Ioanna Pantazopolous, Panos Tsagaris.) Curated by Lalita Salander and Patrick Jaojoco. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“2014 Porn Grid” (2015) by Erin M. Riley and “Trick” (2016) by Nicole Reber. Curated by Myla Dalbesio. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Kaleidoscope #600” (2015) by MaDora Frey. Curated by Rachel Phillips. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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Installation by Joey Frank and Daniel Kent. Curated by Ulys O. Hanson. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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Works by Jean-Baptiste Michel. Curated by Marc Azoulay. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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2015-2016 works by David B. Smith. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Friend” (2016) by Nicole Reber. Curated by Myla Dalbesio. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Precession” (2016) by Anne Morgan Spalter. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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Installation by Brittany Asch. Curated by Myla Dalbesio. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Kaleidoscope #1000” (2016) by MaDora Frey. Curated by Rachel Phillips. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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Works by Sam Cannon. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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At Spring/Break. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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At Spring/Break. Curated by 1985, Rémy Bennett, and Kelsey Bennett. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Seven Minutes in Heaven” by Alanna Vanacore. Curated by Aaron Levi Garvey. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Seven Minutes in Heaven” by Alanna Vanacore. Curated by Aaron Levi Garvey. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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1997 works by Brendan Carroll. Curated by Krista Saunders Scenna. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“Selfie” (2016) by Genevieve Gaignard. Curated by Renée Fox, Shulamit Nazarian. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“LV DIY” by Alfred Steiner. Curated by Kevin Van Gorp + Shen-Shen Wu. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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“LV DIY” by Alfred Steiner. Curated by Kevin Van Gorp + Shen-Shen Wu. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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At Spring/Break. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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Sculptures by Sonya Blesofsky and paintings by Susan Hamburger. Curated by Jennifer McCoy and Jennifer Dalton. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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At Spring/Break. Photo by Katie Thompson.

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At Spring/Break. Photo by Katie Thompson.