May 31, 2014

Post-NADA report

The third edition of NADA New York was held in early May at Basketball City on Pier 36. A non-profit and highly selective art fair, NADA invited fewer than 90 international galleries to participate, but plenty of paintings were on view, each worth a conversation. Here are some snaps I took from the show.

[Image at top: Blackston featured a solo exhibition of  Hanneline Rogeberg's thick, gestural paintings.]


Schwartz Contemporary (Berlin) presented Marlon Wobst's dream-like paintings.

Jacky Strenz (Frankfort am Main) showed this vivid Emanuel Seitz eye-popper. Endless Summer meets Günther Förg?


At Nicelle Beauchene, Jim Lee presented work that continues his exploration of surface and structure. Stretchers, surfaces, staples, and paint are all part of the picture.

Known for installations that may or may not include traditional painting, Bas Van Den Hurk displayed some of his less challenging pieces that featured dyed canvas @ Rod Barton (London).

Jonathan VanDyke took remnants of canvases used during past performances and refashioned them into sewn paintings @ 1/9unosunove (Rome)

A grid of energetic Bill Saylor paintings @ Makebish  (New York)

From Detroit, a posthumous show of small gritty paintings by Mary Ann Aitkin @ What Pipeline. What Pipeline won the prize for best booth.

Saira McLaren being all ethereal @ Sargents' Daughters (New York)

Claire Grill evokes post-war abstraction @ Show Room Gowanus

Corinne Jones makes shaped canvases that depict subtle light effects @ Jackie Klempay (Brooklyn)

Alexander Wolff sews, bleaches, stains @ Et al (San Francisco).

Chris Hood is also working with very thin paint on canvas @ Et al (San Francisco).

In this shot, a couple of my small paintings are paired with Elisabeth Kley's ceramic vase @ SEASON (Seattle). Owned by artist Robert Yoder, SEASON was the only Seattle gallery at any of the May fairs, and he says he would certainly participate in NADA Miami if his proposal were accepted. "At NADA the other dealers are all friendly and helpful. Lots of good conversations and new friends. I'd do it again in a heartbeat."

NOTE: I promise I'll use a better camera next time :)

Related posts:
An afternoon at Frieze
Refuge at Salon Zürcher
Pulsing pulse, 2014 New York edition
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