Fair Fetched: Material Mashup, Part 1

ABMB: The queen of material, Louise Nevelson, at Pace

For me, one of the pleasures of the art fair experience is seeing the vast variety of materials used to make art, from wood to wax, wire to movie film, precious metals to fiber.  All of the previous posts contain some such work, but in this post and the next I'm focusing on the materiality of art, its gorgeous stuffness. I'm doing this not to ghettoize material-specific work but give you a way to view and process a huge variety of painting and sculpture in a cohesive way. As with the previous post, Punctum, I've included a lot of details to bring you as close as I was able to get.

ABMB: Leonardo Drew at Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
Detail below

ABMB: Giuseppe Penone at Marian Goodman, New York City
Detail below

ABMB: Celso Renato at Mendes Wood, Sao Paolo

Pulse: Johannes Girardoni at PDX Contemporary, Portland, Oregon
Detail below (pigmented beeswax on found wood) 

NADA: Charles Harlan at JTT , New York City

ABMB: Jannis Kounellis at unidentified gallery
Work from 1987; detail below (wax, wood, burlap)

ABMB: Lynda Benglis at Cheim & Read, New York City
Work from 1968-70; detail below (wax)

Pulse: Sopheap Pich at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York City
Detail below (wax, rattan and bamboo, oil paint)

ABMB: Adam McEwen at Petzel, New York City
Detail below (graphite)

ABMB: Giuseppe Penone at Marian Goodman, New York City
Detail below (graphite)

ABMB: Petah Coyne at Galerie Lelong, New York City
Detail below  (the list of materials is long, including "chicken wire fencing, tomatow wire fencing, steel, wire, cable, cable nuts, paint, black sand from pig iron" and more)

ABMB: Hassan Sharif at Alexander Gray, New York City
Detail below

ABMB: El Anatsui at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City
Detail below

ABMB: Walter Oltman at Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Detail below

Untitled: Andres Bedoya at Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Santiago
Detail below

ABMB: Laurent Grasso at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York City

Pulse: Marietta Hoferer at Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York City
Detail below (brushed chrome tape on black paper)

ABMB: Maya Lin at Pace, New York City and elsewhere
Detail below ( silver, cast or poured)

Pulse: Nancy Lorenz at Morgan Lehman, New York City
(metal leaf and stones on gesso on burlap)
Installation view with another work below

ABMB: Arch Connelley at P.P.O.W., New York City
Detail below

ABMB: Paola Pivi at Massimo De Carlo, London and Milan
Detail below (natural pearls)

ABMB: Tara Donovan at Pace
(stacked buttons; sorry, no detail)

ABMB: Teresita Fernandez at Lehman Maupin, New York City
Detail below (glazed ceramic)

ABMB: Jannis Kounellis at Galeria Christian Stein, Milano
("iron, fabric, enamel, coats")

Pulse: Charles McGill at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York City
Detail below ("reconfigured golf bag parts on wood panel")

Miami Project: Derrick Velasquez at Robichon Gallery, Denver
Detail below (vinyl strips on wooden form)

Pulse: Sabrina Gschwandtner at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica
Detail below (16 mm film and polyester thread)

Aqua Art: Frank Hyder at Projects Gallery, Miami
(light as a material)

ABMB: Jessica Stockholder at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City

Untitled: C.J. Chueca at unidentified gallery
Closer view below (ceramic) 

Untitled: Sabina Ott at Aspect/Ratio, Chicago
Large work on right wall is shown below
("polystyrene, mirror, spray foam, canvas, spray enamel, graphite and watercolor")

Below: One of Ott's small works on the far wall

Untitled: Magdalena Atria at Galeria XS, Santiago
(wool yarn)

Next up: Material Mashup, Part 2 (Fiber)

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1 comment:

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

Another AWESOME post!!!!