12.15.2014

Fair and Loathing: Big Paintings

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There was a lot of painting at the fairs. A lot. Figuration and abstraction, gestural and geometric, contemporary and modern, young artists and veteran painters, from blue-chip galleries and emerging dealers. What follows is a broad look. I don't love everything, but I do love that I have so much to show you--and it's fairly representative of some trends, including a lot of shiny, a fair amount of black, a surprising amount of pink, and some strongly material elements. As much as possible I tried to include enough of the floor or wall to give you a sense of scale (my criterion for "big" was wider than an arm span), and I included a fair number of details. 

Chris Ofili at David Zwirner, New York City; ABMB
Detail below


Gert and Uwe Tobias at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels; ABMB


Larry Zox at Berry Campbell, New York City; Miami Project


Bridget Riley at David Zwirner, New York City; ABMB


Pat Stier at Cheim + Read, New York City; ABMB


Rosemarie Trockel at Spruth Magers, Berlin and London; ABMB
Detail below: yes, it's a knitted painting


Mark Bradford at Hauser & Wirth, New York City and elsewhere; ABMB
Detail below


Sean Scully at Kewenig Gallery, Berlin; ABMB


Bernard Frize at Galerie Nachst St, Stephen/Rosemarie Schwartzwalder, Vienna; ABMB


Liu Wei at Long March Space, Beijing; ABMB
Installation view

Wang Jianwei painting and sculpture at Long March Space


Imi Knoebel at Kewenig Gallery, Berlin: ABMB

Gunter Forg and Imi Knoebel at unidentified gallery; ABMB
Gunter Forg below


Anne Truitt painted sculpture and work on paper at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York City; ABMB


Chris Martin at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; ABMB


Paul Feeley at Garth Greenan Gallery, New York City; ABMB


Jorge Macchi at Gallerie Continua, San Gimignano and Beijing; ABMB


Katharina Grosse at Galerie Nachst St. Stephen/Rosemarie Schwartzwalder; ABMB


John Armleder and Rudolf Stingel at Massimo DeCarlo, Milan and London; ABMB

Detail of Armleder, above; and Stingel below


Hugo McCloud at Sean Kelly, New York City; ABMB
Detail below


Michael Maxwell at Drisoll Babcock, New York City; Miami Project
Detail below, with silver leaf


Jackie Sacoccio at (I think) Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago; ABMB


Jon Pestoni at Real Fine Arts, Brooklyn; ABMB


Bernd Haussmann at William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth; Miami Project



Despina Stokou at Derek Eller Gallery, New York City; NADA


Tomory Dodge at CRG Gallery, New York City; ABMB


Eddie Martinez at Kohn Gallery; ABMB


William Anastasi at Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris; ABMB


Janaina Tschape at Galerie Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paolo; ABMB


Rodrigo Andrade at Galeria Millan, Sao Paolo; ABMB
Detail below


Florian and Michael Quistrebert at Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam; ABMB
Detail below


Philip Taaffe at Luhring Augustine, New York City; ABMB


Robert Kushner at DC Moore; Miami Project


Armin Boehm at Meyer Reigger, Berlin; ABMB

Artist unidentified at Vermelho, Sao Paolo; ABMB


John Zinsser at Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis; Pulse


Valerie Jaudon at DC Moore; Miami Project


Andrew Holmquist at Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago; Untitled


Matthew Carter at Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles; Untitled


Maya Hayuk at C C Gallery, Berlin; Pulse


Stanley Whitney at Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm; ABMB


James Hugonin at John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco; ABMB
Detail above; full view below



Shaan Syed at Ana Cristea Gallery, New York City; Untitled


Tiziana Pierri at Galeria Nora Fisch, Buenos Aires; Untitled


Michael Dopp at Tilton Gallery, New York City; ABMB


Klaus Jorres at Dittrich & Schlechtreim, Berlin; Untitled


John Walker at Adelson Galleries, New York City; Miami Project


Sarah Morris at Petzel, New York City; ABMB


Fred Tomaselli at James Cohan Gallery, New York City; ABMB


Beatriz Milhazes at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; ABMB
Detail below


Caetano de Almeida at Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paolo; ABMB
Detail below

William Conger at Zolla Lieberman, Chicago; Art Miami


Eduardo Terrazas at Mils Staerk, Copenhagen; ABMB
Detail below


Rebecca Morris at Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicgo; ABMB


McArthur Binion at Kavi Gupti, Chicago; ABMB


Travess Smalley at Foxy Productions, New York City; NADA
Detail below


Juan Usle and Ron Gorchov at Cheim + Read, New York City; ABMB
Gorchov detail below



Meg Cranston at Marisa Newman Projects, New Yrk City: Untitled


Torey Thornton at Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London; ABMB


Jim Shaw at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles and New York; ABMB


Katherine Bernhardt at China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles; NADA


Claude Villat at Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Paris; NADA


David Hammons at White Cube, London; ABMB


Paascale Martine Tayou at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano and Beijing; ABMB
Detail below


6 comments:

CMC said...

WOW, thanks for the peek over your shoulder, Joanne.
at first glance, I loved the Sean Scully from the German gallery, Despina Stokow, Rodrigo Andrade, Shaan Syed, William Conger, and Ron Gorchow.

I know if I could see all of them up close and in person, I will add to the list.

Ruth said...

Thanks for another fantastic report! Painting seem more prominent this year than last.

Ron Throop said...

Decoratively sad. Good for Upper East Side. Not good for future of art in America. More and more obvious each day how innovation in painting is impossible when million-billionaires write the story.
We need more cafes and anarchists with access to color.

Susan Paladino said...

Hello Joanne. I took a good look this morning. It was fun to see P. Steir, and S. Scully to see what they are doing these days -- I am somewhat familiar w/their work and have seen them in shows. I was attracted to K. Jorres' bright colors and overlapping. The texture of R. Andrade was interesting and I think very adaptable for wax. I would like to go someday to the Fair but I would have to do it in 3 hr. blocks. I can get over saturated and feel bombarded and then start running around. Again, thanks for taking the effort to post this.

Dara Mark said...

There were some wonderful paintings there! I'm glad to see that big, juicy (or delicate) painting is still going strong. Scully's new work was a surprise. Lots of interesting new - to me - painters. Thanks.

Kip said...


Some beautiful work here............reminds me a bit of contemporary bauhaus with a jump in time to de Kooning