12.16.2015

Fair Fetched: Navigating Miami, Part 3

A Few More Fairs

Before I plunge into few thematic posts, including painting, I want to give you an overview of the other fairs I saw: Miami Project and its sister fair, Art on Paper, and NADA both in north Miami Beach; and Scope, in a tent on the sand in South Beach.



 Tony Scherman's painting of Serena Williams, at Winston Wachter Gallery, New York City and Seattle


For the past several years, Miami Project took place under an enormous tent in Wynwood, near Art Miami. It was one of the best fairs--big and airy, smartly designed, and full of great galleries and work. This year it moved over to the beach side and into the Deauville Beach Resort, the mid-century modern venue formerly occupied by NADA. The fair took place this year not only in two ballrooms and a function room, but in the lobby as well. Though I don't miss the slog to Wynwood, I miss the tent, which is one of the things that made this fair special. Still, the carpeting was balm for fair-weary feet, and there was a lot to see.B


Gianluca Franzese at K. Imperial Art, San Francisco

View of the ballroom (oh, those chandeliers!) set up with booths


Jonathan Ryan Storm at Cardoza Fine Art, Houston, with a down-the-aisle view of the space

One of the best booths at the fair: Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis
Foreground: David Row, with Andrew Masullo, left, and John Zinsser

Also at Philip Slein: Tim McFarlane

Ann Glazer at Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas

Matt Bahen at Claire Oliver Gallery, New York City


Some modernist work
Above: Auguste Herbin (1882-1960), installation of gouache on paper, at Jill Newhouse, New York City

Below: Leon Polk Smith in blue and red, at Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, New York City

Michael Scoggins welcomes you to a second function room, one with a view of the ocean should you care to be distracted; at Victori + Mo, Brooklyn


A sense of the room, with a painting by Alex Ebstein that's pieced together from yoga mats, at Randall Scott Projects, Baltimore
Detail below


Robischon Gallery, Denver, had the best booth in this room
Above and below: Ted Larsen Sculptures (read a feature on him in Ann Landi's new online magazine, Vasari21)


One more Larsen, with Don Voisine


Derrick Velasquez

Deborah Zlotsky and Jason Karolak,  also at Robischon, with closer views below


Zlotsky

Karolak

Mel Prest at Chandra Cerrito Gallery, Oakland


Though art on paper was on view throughout the fair, the room dedicated to it had some interesting work, as here: prints by Marcus LIinnenbrink, executed with James Stroud at Center Street Studio, Milton, Massachusetts

Detail below


More at Art on Paper: the booth of Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York City

In the lobby: Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York City
Below: Helen Miranda Wilson, Girlfriend, oil on panel


Also in the lobby: Diana Guerrero-Macia textile collages at Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley. (I'll have more to show you in the Fiber post)

Tony Geiger paintings on paper plates at Dina Mitrant Gallery, Miami
Detail below

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NADA
An acronym for New Art Dealers Association, this is a fair for its member galleries. The booths range from nicely sized to tiny cubbies. The work in this fair has a Lower East Side/Bushwick aesthetic, which is to say that it skews young (conceptually if not chronologically), and it's a lively counterpart to the more blue chip ABMB. Anecdotally, and substantiated by a few overheard conversations, sales here were through the roof. If red dots were an indicator, you wouldn't know. 

Two views of NADA
Above: the large booths in the center of the ballroom;
below: the cubbies lining one side of the fair



Another fair view, showing the  painting you see below

Chip Hughes at Kerry Schuss, New York City
Detail below


Yevgenia Baras at unidentified gallery
Booth view below

Katherine Bradford at unidentified gallery (sorry, my photo of the gallery label is too blurry to read)

Steve DiBenedetto at Derek Eller Gallery, New York City

Matt Connors at Markus Luttgen, Cologne

Unidentified artist at James Fuentes, New York City
(Some galleries post the info on the booth walls, some don't)

Amy Feldman at Ratio 3, San Francisco


Anna Betbeze at Markus Luttgen, Cologne
Detail below

Michelle Grabner paintings and sculpture at The Green Gallery, Milwaukee

Alex Dodge at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York City
(I overheard the dealer tell a collector that the entire booth had sold)


Polly Apfelbaum clay reliefs at Clifton Benevento, New York City
Closer view of one below

Nancy Shaver at Derek Eller Gallery, New York City
Closer view below

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Scope
Once a mighty fair, Scope has lost its mojo. The beach location, next to Untitled in South Beach, pumped some energy into the event, and there was some good work being shown--highlights below--but on the whole it felt too glittery and gimmicky. But one woman's poison is another's poisson, so take my comments with a few grains of beach sand.

Scope's tent on the beach (Internet photo)

Tahiti Pehrson cut-paper sculpture at Joseph Gross Gallery, New York City
Detail below

Russell Maltz at Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami

Clark Derbes at Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Mass.
Closer view below

Rachel Hellman at (I think) Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York City

Alex Hernandez Duenas at The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, Mass.
Closer view of sculpture below


The headline of The Art Newspaper on December 2 read, "US collectors make mad dash to Cuba."  That may not have been entirely necessary, as a number of Cuban artists were well represented at the fairs, as here.

Adrian Fernandez, also at Schoolhouse Gallery
Detail of digital print below


Medrie MacPhee at Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto

Artist Tim Tate at  Habatat Gallery. This is one happy guy. He'd gotten married and bought a house the day before arriving, and on this day had sold a significant number of his cast-glass sculptures, one of which you see behind him. Mazel tov!

Up next: Yes, Pink

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2 comments:

clarkderbes said...

Thanks so much for the shout out Joanne. also the unidentified artist (green Painting) at Cardoza fine Art , untitled fair , is Jonathan Ryan Storm , A friend and great painter

Joanne Mattera said...

Thanks, Clark. I just added the info.