Fair Well: Drape. A Languorous

Line Wends Its Way Through the Fairs.

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Visit the fairs enough years in a row and you see there's always some element that threads it way through the various venues. One year it was trees. Another, books. Last year it was brains. This year it's not so much a theme as a particular approach to handling materials. While we think of draping as a way to shape a garment, here we see it as a way to shape sculpture, dimensionalize painting, obfuscate an image, or suggest dimension via tromp l'oeil means. What I love about the draping (and folding and gathering) here is that it gives me a way to take you through a wide range of the art and materials I saw, contemporary and modern, from galleries around the world.

At ABMB: El Anatsui, to be titled, 2013, found aluminum and copper wire, at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City
Detail below

At Aqua Art: Ted Van Cleave, Gold Fish, 2013, nylon, cement and paint, at Victori Contemporary
Installation view below for scale

At ABMB: Lynda Benglis,  Chimera , 1979, gold leaf on oil base over gessoed plaster on bronze, at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City

At ABMB: Leslie Wayne, Paint/Rag #26, 2013; placard says "oil on panel," but it looks like layers of draped oil skin, at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City
Image below for scale

At Untitled: Juana Valdez installation of ceramic sculpture at Gallery Sensei, New York City
Above: Closer view of one of the sculptures
Below: Installation view 
Below: Another closer view of the work

At Untitled: Joaquin Segura, El decreto de extinction de Luz y Fuerza fue un acto de abuso, 2012, at Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid

At Untitled: Aurora Passero hand dyed and woven hangings, at Another Space, Archer, Florida
Closer view below

At ABMB: Pia Camil, Espectacular Telón, 2013, hand dyed and stitched canvas, at Galeria OMR, Mexico City

At ABMB: Shilpa Gupta, I Look At Things With Eyes Different From Yours, 2010, print on mirror, embroidered curtain on metal road, at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

At ABMB: Kay Sage, Third Paragraph, 1953, oil on canvas, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York City
(Read more about Sage, an American Surrealist, here)

At ABMB: David Hammons, Untitled (Kool-Aid), 2004, at Mnuchin Gallery, New York City

At NADA: Maximilian Schubert at Eli Ping Gallery, New York City
Installation view above for scale

Schubert  views above and below

At ABMB: Fausto Melotti, Untitled, 1977, plaster, mixed media and fabric, at Galerie Karsten Greve Ag,  St. Moritz, Switzerland

At Pulse: Blanca Casas Brullet (I think), Desert Series, 2009-2012, photo collage and mixed media on board, at unidentified gallery

Above and below
At Untitled: Marc Swanson at Inman Gallery, Houston

At ABMB: Liza Lou, Untitled #1, 2012, woven glass beads and wood, at Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Detail below

At Art Miami: Jason Martin, Temple, mixed media on aluminum, at Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
Detail below

At Untitled: Marc Swanson, Untitled (brown panel with fringe), 2013, fringe and wood, at Inman Gallery, Houston

At ABMB: Alexandre da Cunha, Kentucky (Drop), 2013, mop heads and metal fittings, at CRG Gallery, New York City

At NADA: Corin Hewitt, from Compressed Interior series, at Laurel Gitlen Gallery, New York City
Installation view below

At Untitled: Dan Gunn, Cascade Scales, 2012, dye and polyurethane on plywood, at Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles
Detail below

More Gunn: Fucker Setting, 2013,  dye and polyurethane on plywood with wire
Detail below

At Art Miami: Peter Weber, 65, folded felt, 39 x 39 inches, at Galerie Renate Bender, Berlin

At Miami Project: Matthias van Arkel, Flake (Blue), 2013, silicone, at Thatcher Projects, New York City

At Art Miami: Ignacio Muñoz Vicuña, Azulon, acrylic on wood, at Gallery Nine, New York City
Detail below

At NADA: Sadie Laska,  No Looking, 2013, umbrella, light bulb, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 10.5 inches, at Kerry Schuss, New York City

At Untitled: Andreas Blank (I think), carved marble, at Benrimon Contemporary, New York City

At ABMB: Barry X. Ball, Purity, 2008-2013, lapis lazuli and stainless steel, at Sperone Westwater, New York City

At ABMB: Thiago Rocha Pitta at Galeria Millan, São Paolo

At Art Miami: Olda De Amaral, Nudo 10 (Knot 10), 2011, linen, gesso and acrylic, at Nohra Haime Gallery, New York City

At ABMB: Antoni Tàpies, Amuntegament/Accumulation, 2000, mixed media and collage on board, at Waddington Custot Galleries, London
Detail below

At Untitled: Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Google Image Search: Virginia Wolff The Sea The Waves (no.10), 2013, archival inkjet print, at Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles
Installation view below

At ABMB: Aldo Chaparro folded metal at Galeria OMR at Mexico City

At Aqua Art: Missy Englehardt scored paper, at K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco

At ABMB: Francesca Pasquali, Frappa Bianca, 2013, described by gallery as "mixed technique" but looks like folded strips of felt or neoprene, at Tornabuoni Art, Paris

Full view of Pasquali's Frappa Bianca 

Below: Installation view of the exhibition White Italian Monochrome at Tornabuoni Art, Paris, with Pasquali's work ar right, and Pablo Atchugarry's "draped" carved marble in the foreground

Next up: The last post in this series

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