“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.”
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.
Corinne von Lebusa
Prof. Joy Garnett
Danica Phelps at Galeria Nieves Fernandez, Madrid.
There’s a big gravel pit in the middle of the arts district.
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)
David Scher (detail)
Gallery space for rent in Wynwood arts district.
At the entrance to Aqua
Name to come.
Karel Appel, c. 1967
B’More Art blogger Cara Ober
Barbara Takenaga (detail)
Megan Whitmarsh says:
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