Un(scene) 2015

Un(scene) 2015

Founder of The Two Percent   | show bio

About David Behringer

Founder of The Two Percent, David Behringer is the leading expert on “right now” in the New York contemporary art scene. Visiting over 200 gallery exhibitions a month for nearly 10 years straight, David’s obsession with uncovering and filtering the most unique art in the world on any given day is shared through his popular newsletter, highly rated private tours and new cutting-edge “live” audio tours.

A Seattle native, his move to New York coincided with Chelsea’s gradual transformation into a modern architecture mecca and home of the High Line. With serendipitous timing and an insatiable curiosity for all things creative, his expertise has expanded outside the gallery walls to include the amazing architecture, history, and legends between the galleries.
March 8, 2015
Though (un)SCENE may not technically be a “fair”, it is certainly one of the most bizarre and fun exhibitions during Armory Week. Located in a dark, paint-peeling, garage-like space, it holds one of the most eclectic combinations of art objects in the city. Great lectures are given daily in the middle of the main gallery space, and there is a freezer full of FREE Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in the back!!!!

This exhibition is part of our coverage of Armory Week 2015.
A fresh ballpoint pen is scribbled on a single sheet of paper until it runs out of ink. It’s highly humorous and yet prompts deeper reflection. I found myself somehow feeling sorry for the pen while considering the brevity of my own mortality.

Another great piece from Jackie Mock! About 50 drawers are stacked to the ceiling, containing hundreds (thousands?) of spoons that she apparently stole from all sorts of restaurants where she ate with a spoon. Each spoon is given a label with the date, location, and restaurant. For example: NEW YORK, NY - LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN - 10/27/10

This helix sculpture measures over 6 feet tall and is made from “reclaimed wood” with 3D-printed plastic. The purple framework holds the broken and missing pieces of wood in perfect symmetry. This may be my favorite 3D printed sculpture piece to date.

Remember how I said this show was eclectic? Hanging alongside the humorous sculptures made from trash is 9-foot-tall 17th Century Painting with a price tag of $520,000!