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.



5 comments:

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.

--Sharon

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?