One of the most influential traveling art fairs recently invaded New York City bringing a splash of color back into glib Gotham. Rightfully titled, SCOPE successfully unites the world’s most inventive artists, curators, and their galleries under one roof to provide a closer look into relevant contemporary works, while embracing multiple disciplines. Globetrotting collectors and art enthusiasts alike travel from all over to engage and exchange their love for boundless creativity all the while procuring “modest” purchases that would make both the prince and the pauper blush.
I began my journey into this aesthetic wonderland with a Primary Projects‘ installation by Kenton Parker. With his latest piece, “The Infinity Trophy Room,” a site-specific showcase of lifetime achievements and disappointments, Parker displayed a limitless illusion, leading folks into a mirrored hall-of-fame that grasped at your eager inner-child. He evoked an aire of comic relief cleverly disguised as victory through laughable one-liners engraved into specific works. New and old, each statue rendered unorthodox scenes still immensely relevant to our current social setting, while it encapsulated a new perspective on the otherwise elitist winner’s circle.