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


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