Artists for the Inaugural Armory Off-Site at the US Open in August 2022 Have Been Announced





Gerald Chukwuma, OGBUNIGWE, 2021, presented by Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery. This new sculpture is informed and inspired by the Uni art traditions of the Igbo people from south-eastern Nigeria. It transforms found objects to examine the movements of people through voluntary and forced migration as a vital stage in the progress of our collective humanity.

The Armory Show and the United States Tennis Association will present large-scale sculptures at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center August 23 – September 11, 2022, coinciding with the tournament and fair.

“This joint venture brings a piece of The Armory Show to the Tournament and its visitors, promising to spark important conversations around the dynamic works on view.”… Nicole Berry, Executive Director, The Armory Show.

Carolyn Salas, Tippy Toes, 2021. Renderings by Sydney Cochran.

Highlighting works by artists from a wide range of underrepresented backgrounds, the partnership is grounded in the USTA and The Armory Show’s shared vision for creativity, inspiration, and equity.

Carolyn Salas, the artist above, presented by Mrs., created a new sculpture serving as a dialogue derived from ancient and art-historical cornerstone, while simultaneously engaging conflicting expectations of womanhood and presenting feminine identity as a balancing act ~ precarious and full of contrasting possibilities.

Courtesy Myles Nurse and Half Gallery.

Taking a look at the specific projects. above ~ artist Myles Nurse, and presented by Half Gallery, this new site-specific steel figure depicts athleticism through sculptural form.

Jose Dávila, Untitled, 2021. © Jose Dávila. Photo: Agustín Arce. Courtesy Sean Kelly, New York

Above artist Jose Dávila, presented by Sean Kelly will display work investigating the notion of balance and estrangement, of sculpture and monument, of structural order and generative chaos, challenging the viewer to question how we understand the concept of the “natural” or the “modern” today.

Luzene Hill’s To Rise and Begin Again – final render.

Above artist Luzene Hill and presented by K Art, this site-specific work by Indigenous artist consists of 30-40 representations of metal letterpress type in the Cherokee language. The letters will be arranged in an undulating formation to suggest the lyrical rise and fall (and rise again) of indigenous language, and an uneven push upward to reflect movement and natural growth.

Armory Off-Site at the US Open is presented by The Armory Show and the United States Tennis Association, and will include large-scale sculptures at the USA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from August 23 through September 11, 2022, coinciding with the tournament and The Armory Show.

The 2022 Armory Show will take place at Javits Center from September 9-11. Projects for the broader Armory Off-Site program will be announced in the coming weeks.

Did you know that the Javits Center has the largest green roof in New York City?

Take a look-back at The 2021 Armory Show and Armory Off-Site.