Sylvie Fleury, at Galerie Thaddeus Ropac
And we have lift-off, with one of the Swiss artist’s sexy, shiny objets. It’s a little phallic, and a lot pink — the emasculation is not a coincidence.
Sylvie Fleury. Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.
Zoë Paul at The Breeder
Few could take an old refrigerator grill and bead it in so painterly a manner as this young British artist can. Crafting made cool, literally.
Zoe Paul, “Hand Sign C,” 2015. Courtesy The Breeder, Athens.
Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze at Mariane Ibrahim
Born in Nigeria, raised in the U.K., and now based in New York, Amanze’s dreamy drawings, which are part of the Armory Focus section — which this year zeroes in on artists with African roots — are as fluently free-floating as the artist herself.
Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, “I sent you to survey the world, and when you did not return, I came,” 2016. Courtesy Mariane Ibrahim gallery.