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Cutlog Offers a Down-to-Earth Art Fair Alternative

“The Paris-based Cutlog art fair has returned to the Lower East Side for another year, with 50 galleries setting up inside the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center. Opened on Wednesday, the internationally focused art offerings sprawl through two floors of the old schoolhouse, weaving in classrooms and hallways.”

Margatet Roleke

Detail of sculpture by Margaret Roleke, presented by Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art

“A layered site-specific installation by Monika Zarzeczna with Lesley Heller Workspace takes up one room, while across the way are Haunted Mansion–esque mirror pieces by Daniel Horowitz with L’Inlassable Galerie, where faces are creepily washed out to drip down the walls. (The same gallery also had odd works by Edgar Sarin that you’re not supposed to open until he’s dead.) Jeremiah Johnson’s “House of Worship,” presented by Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, constructs a religious temple from empty pill bottles.”

House of Worship

Jeremiah Johnson’s “House of Worship,” presented by Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art

“Unfortunately, traffic was light at the official opening, but for those with art fair fatigue who want something more exploratory, or for those who prefer their experiences outside of the white walls, Cutlog is one to check out.”

by Allison Meier on May 9,


Cutlog continues at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (107 Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan) through May 11.

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