Sunday, March 8, 2015

Armory Show Fair: Contemporary Side Part 1

Last night I realized that all had NOT gone horribly wrong with my phone and it's connection to the computer, so now I am able to present to you. The nuggets of good painting and sculpture that I found in the Contemporary side of the Armory Show Fair on the Pier.






This is the first I am seeing of Michael Joo's work. If it looks like this, i'm going to really dig seeing the rest of these. Quite a wonderful combination of imagery and technique. I give thanks for the gallery that brought it to my eyes.





I've been a fan of Anthony Pearson's work since I first saw it a few years back at Boesky in Chelsea, the work was just beginning to look like it does now and I really dig his development in such a hard to use medium.







Very very nice Diana Al-Hadid work right out where everyone can see it at Boesky booth.



Winston is a painter I have followed for a long time now, but unfortunately have only been able to see his work in person via this fair and last years. I should be interviewing him for my film project in the near future, just gotta get my car back. Thank you Ingleby for bringing his work to NYC.






And now I finally get to see one of these Innes paintings, he's got something like 3-4 different series' he works on and I've only been able to ever see two of them in person. Hopefully Sean Kelly Gallery hurries up and gives him another show in NYC so I can come witness it in person. Thanks again to Ingleby. They really show quite a few of my favorite painters.





This Evan Nesbit painting at Eleven Rivington really caught my eye. I thought it might other people too. Definitely looking forward to seeing more of Evan's paintings.



Mika Tajima is included at Eleven Rivington with a wonderful acrylic panel color field type painting. Work that makes me wish I could see her work in natural lighting.




My first Mark Flood painting I witness in person at Zach Feuer Gallery. Saw two of them that day, I believe they were both from the same series.





These Jon Rafman sculptures that I would think were all done in a very expensive 3-D printer, were quite spectacular in their quality and commentary. I decided to share my favorite of the 3 that were on view.





One of the more historical booths showing an early "minimalist". I only use that term to show his historical significance. Franz Erhard Walther at KOW Gallery from Berlin.




You've probably been hearing quite a bit about the folded and wrapped canvases of Luke Diiorio at Anat Ebgi during the fair. Well, here are some more images.






These Jennifer Boysen paintings really ignited my interest in shaping of paintings. These are definitely the most radical and interesting shaped monochrome paintings I have seen in a long time. I look forward to seeing how she develops this. Glad Cherry & Martin decided to bring these. Yet another painter who is now on my radar.





This Sam Moyer is still one I can't figure out. It's an enigma as to how it was and is made. Either way, it made for quite an interesting piece to me. I'm glad Rachel Uffner Gallery brought it out.




When I first saw this painting by Armin Boehm at Galerie Peter Kilchmann, I thought it was by Pierre Huyghe which was strange because he usually only does video and installations. But this painting reminded me of the piece I saw of his at the AIC, just in paint on canvas form.




Some will know Ettore Spalletti from the Panza Collection, here is an artist that has gone quite far in the world of the monochrome and is continuing to make work that shows his development.



Part two in the making.





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