Independent Art Fair 2021: Battery Maritime Building, New York, NY

Independent Art Fair


Sept 9 - Sept 12, 2021

Cipriani South Street at the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street, New York, NY 10004

Fazakas Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in the 2021 iteration of the Independent Art Fair, where we will present works by Marcy Friesen (Swampy Cree), Audie Murray (Métis), Rande Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw), and Corey Bulpitt (Haida). The works redefine representations of Indigenous art by drawing upon the artists' use of the ready-made, mass-produced objects, and urban references with their knowledge of traditional techniques.


While their approach in cross-pollinating different material and cultural spheres is similar, the artists' practices are unique in their intention. Marcy Friesen and Audie Murray both employ time-honoured techniques in Métis beading traditions alongside material choices informed by contemporary socioeconomic observations - resulting in the elevation of mass-produced objects to the status of fine art. Rande Cook precariously balances blown glass on blocks of wood, a major departure from his Kwakwaka'wakw carving and performance practice. The installation creates tension through his combining of organic and inorganic forms, relocating what is outside to interior spaces, and doing so with the interest of environmental advocacy. Lastly, Corey Bulpitt's practice is grounded in teachings under the traditional guidance of master carvers of the Pacific Northwest. Bulpitt playfully fuses traditional Haida design style with urban and political iconography.

VIP Preview

Thursday September 9, 11am - 8pm

Public Fair Days

Friday September 10, 12 - 7pm

Saturday September 11, 12 - 7pm

Sunday September 12, 12 - 6pm