FAIR WEATHER: Deal or No Deal
FAIR WEATHER: Prologue
FAIR WEATHER: Art Basel
FAIR WEATHER: The Containers
FAIR WEATHER: Art Miami
FAIR WEATHER: Art Imitates Art
FAIR WEATHER: Pulse
FAIR WEATHER: Trends and Coincidences-Animals
FAIR WEATHER: Trends and Coincidences-Cut Paper
FAIR WEATHER: Trends and Coincidences-Looms with a View
FAIR WEATHER: Aqua Hotel
FAIR WEATHER: Aqua Wynwood
I'm not sure this post reflects a trend so much as it simply reflects what these artists do: amass similar elements into an orderly package. Still, the examples here are all great, and it makes sense to see them together.
The first three stacks are orderly. I love the color gradations in the first tower, and the way it shares its rectilinearity with the all-white stack below it--both are made of clothing or cloth--and the open metal tower below that. Then the universe shifts slightly, and the two bottom stacks seem to be at the mercy of gravity. That "teetering" stack is actually carved wood on a sturdy plinth, so its balance is fairly assured. At the very bottom, the bale is not stacked so much as tightly bound, deconstruction allayed by a few knots and a length of string.
One might aspire to the orderliness of the topmost tower, but life is much more like the bale.
Art Miami: Nathan Slate Joseph, Urbana XIII at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York and elsewhere
Aqua Wynwood: Marie Watt at PDX Contemporary, Portland, Oregon
Art Basel Miami Beach: Shinique Smith, Bale Variant No. 0014, at Yvon Lambert, New York