December 5, 2009

Selected paintings from Scope, Aqua, Pierogi, and Pulse

As I walked through the fairs in Miami, I concentrated on the quieter paintings that didn't attract as much attention as, say, the installation that included a woman standing on a raised platform with a noose around her neck or William Powhida's new drawing depicting Art Basel as a Hooverville. These images were taken with my little flashless camera phone, so make sure to click on the links for better images of each artist's work.

Sarah McKenzie

Jeff Olsson

Eric Heist

 Joshua Marsh

Adam Ross

Andrew Sander

Cordy Ryman

Corinne von Lebusa
Nell Warren

Prof. Joy Garnett

Driss Ouadahi

Danica Phelps at Galeria Nieves Fernandez, Madrid.


There's a big gravel pit in the middle of the arts district.

This painting at Mike Weiss seems about right. Painting by Stefanie Gutheil.

Justin Quinn

Trevor Young


Pierogi and Hales (UK) rented that huge warehouse space again. They hung the big front room salon style with work by all the Pierogi artists, then in the smaller back rooms they installed multiple works by individual artists. Pierogi founder Joe Amrhein said the building owners have decided to demolish it, but he seemed skeptical that they actually will.


Bob and Roberta Smith (detail from back room installation)

Andrew Bick

Jane Fine

David Scher (detail)

Lynn Talbot

 Gallery space for rent in Wynwood arts district.

At the entrance to Aqua

Robert Yoder in front of his work

Name to come.

Julia Kuhl

Austin Thomas

Karel Appel, c. 1967

Tracy Nakayama

Marie Thibeault

B'More Art blogger Cara Ober


Barbara Takenaga (detail)

John Bankston

 Megan Whitmarsh says:

"When I make art I am lost in the fun of making, and feel like a kid building a fort.  In the end I must resign myself to the fact that I have just added more crap to the world, but this seems an inevitable part of being an artist and a human. I try to remain optimistic. I like art that is generous in spirit and amateurish, art that inspires rather than intimidates. I consider art a practice of transformation. We cannot expect to make new energy; instead we must reinvent, recycle, and transform what exists already. Making art is my attempt to synthesize my optimistic vision of the future with my pragmatic appraisal of the world I inhabit."

Free stuff! If you want a copy of Megan's diminutive catalog, send a note explaining why you want it. The writer of the best response wins the book, which was generously donated by Michael Rosenthal Gallery.


Looks kind of gloomy down there, or were you denied a flash for the camera?

No, I took snaps with my phone camera. Follow links (just added) to see decent images of the artists' work.


Thanks for these Sharon. Nice selection of work.

I'm glad to see these....wasn't able to get to Miami for this year's fairs, so I'm taking it all in via the magic of the internet!
Wonderful selection here, good diversity of works.
I like what Megan Whitmarsh says here; interesting food for thought.

You missed this classic moment @ Miami – Sly Stallone posing with his works!

Why was this man never in The Sopranos?