See Photos From artnet’s Frieze-Week Kickoff at The High Line Nine, Chelsea’s Latest Art and Design Destination

Guests enjoyed after-hours access to exhibitions including a pop-up by Delhi-based gallery Nature Morte and a display of large-scale finger paintings.

Guests take a closer-look at a work by Paul Villinski at the Morgan Lehman Gallery during the April 30 reception. Courtesy Andrew Jackson Photography.

On Tuesday, April 30, artnet Galleries kicked off Frieze Week festivities with a celebratory night at the High Line Nine, one of the latest additions to Chelsea’s art and design scene.

Jump-starting an event-filled fair week, guests enjoyed cocktails while touring the European-style arcade space, which is home to a unique mix of both well-established and up-start galleries, including Kasmin, Hollis Taggart and Filo Sofi Arts.

Installation view of "Paul Villinski," 2019. Courtesy of Morgan Lehman Gallery.

Installation view of “Paul Villinski,” at Morgan Lehman Gallery, 2019. Courtesy of Andrew Jackson Photography.

“Ritual In Pairing,” a solo exhibition of works by finger-painter Iris Scott, presented by Filo Sofi Arts, was a crowd favorite, as were Paul Villinski‘s intricate sculptures on view at Morgan Lehman Gallery. Meanwhile, it was a homecoming of sorts for Nature Morte. The Delhi-based gallery, which closed its original New York location in 1988, hosted a solo pop-up exhibition of work by painter Tanya Goel.

Beyond art-ogling, design enthusiasts also toured the space, which is designed by Studio MDA and uniquely combines elements of a museum, a traditional gallery, and the public space.

See images from the night below. 

Courtesy of Andrew Jackson Photography.

Guests at the event. Courtesy of Andrew Jackson Photography.

Finger-paint artist Iris Scott chatted with guests at her exhibition "Ritual Pairing" at Filo Sofi Arts, 2019. Courtesy of Andrew Jackson Photography.

Finger-paint artist Iris Scott chatted with guests who visited her exhibition “Ritual Pairing” at Filo Sofi Arts, 2019. Courtesy of Andrew Jackson Photography.

Courtesy of Andrew Jackson Photography.

Guests at Nature Morte’s solo exhibition of work by Courtesy of Andrew Jackson Photography.

Guests viewed Nature Morte's pop-up exhibition at The High Line Nine, 2019. Courtesy Andrew Jackson Photography.

Guests viewed Nature Morte’s pop-up exhibition at The High Line Nine, 2019. Courtesy Andrew Jackson Photography.

Courtesy Andrew Jackson Photography.

Guests at the event. Courtesy Andrew Jackson Photography.

Courtesy Andrew Jackson Photography.

Guests at the event. Courtesy Andrew Jackson Photography.

Members of the artnet Galleries team at the reception.

Members of the artnet Galleries team at the reception.

Courtesy of Andrew Jackson Photography.

Courtesy of Andrew Jackson Photography.


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