Fair Play: Some Paintings

The posts so far:

Ruth Hiller, §, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches

I’m starting the penultimate post in this Fair Play series with the painting that closed the previous post: §, by Ruth Hiller, at the Conrad Wilde Gallery at Aqua Art. I'm doing so because I want a transition between the materiality of the previous post and the materiality that informs a number of works here.

Hiller's is a quirky piece, by turns cartoony, creepy, scientific, and beautiful. David Cohen,editor of Artcritical, noted the gallery and Hiller’s work, along with mine, this way: “Stand-out exhibits at Aqua included . . . the funky abstractionist stable of Conrad Wilde Gallery of Tucson, Arizona, amongst them the sensual encaustic monochromes of Joanne Mattera and the biomorphic reliefs of Ruth Hiller."
So from Hiller’s paintings, with their smooth surface seemingly about to erupt, we go to my chromatic abstractions.
Hiller, left, and Mattera at Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, Aqua Art

My Silk Road 147, 2011, encaustic on panel, 16 x 16 inches

We’re going to stay with small paintings for a bit. There’s a lot of big at the fairs, but the small paintings I saw really held their own. I expect to see smaller work at the smaller venues, but it's always a surprise to see them at ABMB. For instance, this one by Piero Dorazio. De Keyser, of course, I expect to see small wherever they're shown.

Above and below:
Piero Dorazio abstractions, made between 1967 and 1976, at Moeller Gallery, New York and Berlin, ABMB

Steven Baris at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, Aqua Art

Above and below
Raoul De Keyser, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, ABMB . . .

. . . and one more below

Caetano de Almeida, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paolo, ABMB

Sarah Braman, Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York, ABMB

John McCallister, James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NADA

Liu Wei, Long March Space, Beijing, ABMB
Detail of oil on canvas below

Matthew Antezzo, Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin, ABMB
Detail of thread grid below

Alexandre da Cunha, unidentified gallery, ABMB
Detail below, of painted deck-chair canvas

Harvey Quaytman, McKee Gallery, New York, ABMB
Detail of oil on canvas below

Rosemarie Trockel, gallery unidentified, ABMB
Detail above of painted stripe on knitted surface
Full view below

Lucio Fontana, a Concetto Spaziale, gallery unidentified, ABMB

Garth Weiser, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, ABMB
Detail above, full view below

I liked Weiser's paintings so much I included another one
Detail below

Bjarne Nelgaard, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, ABMB

Maryann Unger, watermedia on paper, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, ABMB

Rebecca Morris, Harris Lieberman, Gallery, New York, ABMB

Tomory Dodge, CRG Gallery, New York, ABMB

Charlene Von Heyl, Capitain/Petzel Galleries, Cologne and New York, ABMB

Installation view at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, ABMB
Two mixed-media works

Above: Lecia Dole-Recio
Below: Lisa Lapinski

Dona Nelson, unidentified gallery, ABMB

Rainer Gross, Stefan Roepke Gallery, Cologne, Pulse
Detail Below

Alfred Jensen, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, ABMB
Detail below

I love coming upon Latin American abstractionists whose work is new to me.

Alfredo Hlito, oil on canvas, 1954, at Guillermo de Osma Galeria, Madrid, ABMB
Installation below

Alan Shields, Greenberg Van Doren, New York, ABMB
Closer view of individual work below

Josephine Meckseper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, ABMB
Closer view above of the installation below

One more Rosemarie Trockel, gallery unidentified, ABMB
Detail below

BQ Gallery, Berlin, ABMB; artist unidentified

Mark Hagen paintings, acrylic on burlap, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, ABMB

Sigmar Polke at unidentified gallery; Poul Gernes, Galeri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, ABMB

Next up:
. Not Miami: New Year's Greeting on January 1
. Not Miami: Soie, an Online solo show of my recent gouaches
. Miami Roundup on Wednesday, Jan. 4
. Results of Art? Or Not Art? on Friday, Jan. 6

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