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Jansen works to be exhibited March 6-9 at SCOPE New York 2014

On March 6-9, artist Marcus Jansen will be exhibiting works at SCOPE New York 2014. Now in its 14th year, SCOPE New York presents cutting-edge special programming, Platinum VIP tours and special events that feature innovative work across multiple creative industries, including fashion, film, music and performance.

Faceless 11 by Fort Myers artist Marcus Jansen.
Tom Hall, 2014
Marcus Jansen was one of the many who interacted with Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Maps.
Tom Hall, 2014

Long-established as the original incubator for emerging work, SCOPE introduces new galleries to the contemporary market. Taking place beneath the 30-foot vaulted glass ceiling of the Postal Dock at the iconic New York City Post Office, this year's edition of the show promises to be a dynamic exhibition as it features 60 international galleries alongside 12 Breeder Program galleries hailing from 22 countries. Together, these exhibitors will present to the New York art market the best and brightest contemporary work from emerging and mid-career artists around the world.

The show runs from Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9, but kicks off on Thursday night with a VIP reception and First View benefit that Jansen plans on attending.

But Jansen will not have to make a special trip to New York to attend SCOPE New York 2014. He'll already be in town for his solo show at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, Marcus Jansen: Future Ground, which opens with a VIP reception on March 4.

Castle Fitzjohn Gallery carries work by emerging and mid-career artists, as well as blue chip works by Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana and Roy Lichtenstein. It is directed by Brooke Lynn McGowen. A graduate of Cambridge University (UK), fellow at Harvard University, writer, curator and critic, McGowan is a specialist in modern and contemporary American and continental art who additionally possesses a deep knowledge of the history of photography and new media, with an emphasis on subaltern practice. Marcus Jansen: Future Ground will include a collection of works that show the evolution of Jansen's broad range of two and three-dimensional works. A catalog has been produced for the show which includes essays by Brooke McGowen, art critic Donald Miller and others.

Both shows take place during the first third of March, but Southwest Florida art lovers do not need to wait until then. Work by Jansen is included in Florida Contemporary, which opens on February 22 at the Baker Museum of Art. In addition, new works and selected pieces from the artist's personal collection go on display on the first Friday of each month at the artist's 7,000-square-foot museum-quality studio, UNIT A Contemporary Art Space, which is located at 1922 Evans Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information or to arrange a private showing of Jansen's newest work, please contact Jansen's Managing Coordinator Terry Tincher at terryunitaspace@gmail.com or 239-340-6467.