12.27.2009

Fair and Fair Alike: Miami 2009. Blanc et Noir

Fair and Fair Alike coverage so far:
. Working the Angles
. A Little Peek at the Geometry of the Next Post
. Five Woven Grids

. House and Home
. Bourgeois, Benglis, Wilke
. Mano a Mano
. The Pretenders
. Art Miami
. Red Dot
. NADA
. Scope
. Aqua Art
. Pulse
. The Big One, Art Basel Miami Beach
. An Overview Before the Individual Fairs
. Art Bloggers at Art Miami
. Are We Out of the Woods?
. A Little Gossip
. Art? Or Not Art?
. Nosing Around
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ABMB: Esther Stocker had the entire booth at Krobath Gallery, Vienna. The booth was small, one of the Art Nova spaces that lay at the south end of the big fair, but it was one of the best
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I ended the previous post on Geometry with a view of the gallery you see here. Clearly, this work is a bridge between the two. The Krobath Gallery created a dramatic mise en scene for what could have been a Bauhaus drama. Here it sets the stage for this post: studies in black and white.
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Two more views of the painting and sculpture, above and below
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Art Miami: Will Insley, Westwood Gallery, New York
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ABMB: Enrico Castellani, Superficie Bianca (White Surface), at Galleria Lia Rumma, Napoli
The surface is given dimension by dowels pushing into it from beneath
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ABMB: Imi Knoebel's big, multipart constructions, at Kewenig Galerie, Cologne
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ABMB: Fergus Feehily's little geometry of what appear to be found materials, at Green on Red Gallery, Dublin.
I try to provide images in situ so that you get a sense of scale without my getting into the numbers. Here the screws provide the scale; the longer dimension is about 12 inches
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Art Miami: John Griefen and Tad Wiley at Gary Snyder Project Space, New York
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ABMB: Rashid Johnson at Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
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ABMB: Wayne Gonzalez's eye-rubber, marvelously blurry from a distance, at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
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Art Miami: Jesus Rafael Soto, Circulo en Negro, with kinetic elements that visually activate the black field
Soto's work was shown at four galleries in this venue, but I think this one was at Durban Segnini Gallery, Miami
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ABMB: Jacob Hashimoto construction with paper, dowels and string, at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago.
the longer dimension is about 48 inches
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ABMB: The Helsinki gallery, Anhave, also had a black and white booth
Above, Matti Kujasalo, Untitled, acrylic on canvas
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Detail below:
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Also at Anhave: It looks as if Benday dots, above, create the image below--except that the dots are cut out of a black canvas to create the halftone image
Anne-Karin Furunes, acrylic on perforated canvas
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ABMB: An achromatic moment at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin. Work by Allan McCollum, left, and Mark Francis
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Art Miami: Mike and Doug Starn injket-print tree under glass
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ABMB: Jacin Giordano mixed media sculpture, at Frederic Snitzer, Miami
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Detail below
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ABMB: Amanda Ross-Ho's textile silhouettes, cut from black-painted canvas, at Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York
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This work will carry us to the next post, which looks at the textile esthetic that has woven itself neatly into contemporary art
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Next up: Pulling a Thread

1 comment:

anne mcgovern said...

Amazing! Thanks for all your fine reporting and photography, it was a real holiday gift.