The East End’s longest-running art and design fair is making its return to the Hamptons. After last year’s fair, and every other 2020 art exhibition, was presented exclusively online, Market Art + Design is coming home to the Bridgehampton Museum August 12–15.
While the fair’s roster of 80 respected galleries from around the world rivals that of the 2019 event, this year’s fair showcases a changed art community—one that’s weathered a year unlike any we’ve ever seen by coming together in support of artists, gallery owners and art lovers. The galleries of Market Art + Design’s 11th edition have proven their resilience and their importance to the communities they serve.
Let’s meet some of the most the fair’s most anticipated participating galleries from the East End and beyond.
An annual winner in the Dan’s Best of the Best Hamptons Art Gallery category, The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton is known for its provocative contemporary paintings, photography, mixed media and sculptures. Owners Andrea McCafferty and Kat O’Neill are looking to wow Market Art + Design visitors with an especially wide array of art media, ranging from blown glass to LEGO art to the classics by artists such as Chad Knight, Joseph Kraham, Jane Waterous, Seek One, Lynn Savarese, Russell Young, Craig Alan and others.
With locations in New York City and East Hampton, Chase Contemporary was founded in 2017 by former owner of Symbolic Motor Company and RM Auctions Bernie Chase and it has quickly garnered global recognition with their wide assortment of works by contemporary masters and emerging artists.
Located in Greenport, the art hub of the North Fork, VSOP Projects shows off its evolving collection of antique, contemporary and modern art pieces, design objects and fine furnishings year-round.
Closed for more than 25 years, AB NY Gallery recently relaunched in East Hampton with director Sarah Scribner at the helm. She intends to collaborate with other galleries, curators and brands and support charitable causes aimed at the arts.
Founded in 2014, the Quogue Gallery’s mission is to present artistic excellence by showcasing the art of emerging to prominent modernist artists, as well as uncovering the abstract expressionist works that may have fallen through the cracks of history
Home to contemporary and 20th-century works by emerging, established and blue-chip artists, Southampton’s MM Fine Art welcomes visitors year-round and contributes to the village’s growing reputation as the art hub of the Hamptons.
In 2004, the Mark Borghi Gallery opened in Bridgehampton after the smashing success of the gallery’s NYC location. The gallery has wowed its guests with works by Jean Michel Basquiat, Richard Prince, Christopher Wool, Roy Lichtenstein and Willem de Kooning, and now they’re planning to wow visitors at the Market Art + Design fair.
Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor focuses on unique and contemporary art and innovative exhibitions. The gallery has been a staple in the village’s cultural foundation for years.
With years of experience as an art consultant, Julie Keyes of Sag Harbor-based Keyes Art Gallery has honed her talent for discovering and showcasing masterpieces, so the surprises awaiting at her Market Art + Design table are sure to dazzle.
Bridgehampton’s Chase Edwards Contemporary specializes in contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography, representing international artists in various stages of their art careers. Under the leadership of President Bonnie Edwards, the gallery recently opened a second location in Palm Beach.
Cutting edge minimalism, colorful pop art, urban street art and more can be found at Karyn Mannix Contemporary in East Hampton. For their Market Art + Design exhibition, they’ll be presenting works by Beth Barry, Dell Cullum, James Koskinas, Setha Low, Angela LaSalle, Gerald Gilberti and several other talented artists.
As one of South Florida’s oldest and most prestigious fine art galleries, New River Fine Art presents original works and fine prints from impressionist, 20th century, post-war and contemporary masters, and mid-career and emerging artists, making it the premier visual arts gallery in South Florida. For Market Art + Design 2021, New River Fine Art is exhibiting at booth #C21 and showcasing artwork from Mr. Brainwash, Alex Gabriel Bernstein, Andrew Cotton, Estella Fransbergen, Pietro and Riccardo Ferro, Jennifer JL Jones, Takashi Murakami, Pose, Marlene Rose, Hunt Slonem and Bertil Vallien. The gallery infuses its impressive selection of masterworks with fresh offerings from contemporary painters, sculptors and glass artists to create a collection that is both historically important and current with today’s art market.
French gallery Galerie L’Atelier will present works by Eric Ceccarini, Aldara Ortega, Cat Sirot, Jean-Michel Lenoir, Nicolas Auvray and others at this year’s event. The gallery provides an active working platform for artists, giving them the chance to showcase their works in many a prestigious venue.
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery in London has been in business for three decades, building an international reputation for innovation, individuality, energy and excellence. The gallery places special emphasis on Aboriginal and non-Western artists.
Founded in Japan in 1996, SEIZAN Gallery now boasts locations in Tokyo and NYC, and a roster of nearly 50 contemporary artists and modern masters. It’s safe to say the Tokyo gallery is the most far-off gallery featured Art Market + Design.
Other galleries on the star-studded roster—hailing from New York, Florida, Texas, California, Mexico and Canada—include 917 Fine Arts, Adamar Fine Arts, Ai Bo Gallery, Alessandro Berni Gallery, amArtHouse, Analog Contemporary, Andrei Art Gallery, ARDT Gallery, Art Bond NY, Art Unified, ArtBlend, Arte Collective, Bahr Gallery, Benrimon Editions, Burgess Modern + Contemporary, CAM Galería, Carousel Fine Art, Claire Carino Contemporary, Clark Priftis Art, Clark Gallery, Contempop Gallery, Contessa Gallery, DMD Contemporary, Evan Lurie Gallery, Galerie Fledermaus, Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, Gallery 23 NY, Gallery M, George Billis Gallery, Gugsa Black Arts, Gürdal Bibo Fine Art, JD Gallery, JDLH Advisory, Joysetta & Julius Pearse African American Museum of Nassau County, Lawrence Fine Art, Lilac Gallery, Lynn Savarese Photography, M. Fine Arts Galerie, NYC Art Collective, Sponder Gallery, UEAST 75 Gallery and West Chelsea Contemporary.
With the fair’s redesigned space creating wider aisles and public areas, visitors can explore the featured modern and contemporary art safely and can take a step back to really reflect on what it took to create and showcase the artistry on display. A select VIP preview begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 12 and runs until the official opening evening from 5–9 p.m. Public hours through the rest of the fair are 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday, August 15.
Market Art + Design takes place at the Bridgehampton Museum, located at 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. For tickets, visit artmarkethamptons.com/tickets.