Thursday, March 16, 2017

Armory Week: Material Pleasure, Part 1 of 3

Armory: Joseph Kosuth (I think) at Vistamare Gallery, Pescara, Italy

As I was photographing the the range of art made with unusual materials, or of conventional materials used in service to an unlikely end, I realized that by showing you a good deal of it I would be giving you a cross section of the fairs--painting, sculpture, work on paper, in oil, acrylic, fiber, wood, clay, metal and such artmaking esoterica as map pins, bandaids and fake fingernails. Material Pleasure is divided into three parts. I'll post Parts 2 and 3 soon.

I included information where I had it, but too many dealers in too many fairs didn't provide wall labels at all. Very frustrating for a non-clairvoyant art blogger. But I've posted plenty of details to get your nose right up close to the surface.

Armory: Leslie Wayne, Painting a Photograph of a Drawing in 3D, 2016, oil on panel. at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City
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NADA: Whitney Oldenberg at ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
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NADA: Mandy Lyn Ford at Yours, Mine & Ours, New York City

Armory: Brian Belott at Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles
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Armory: Pier Paolo Calzolari, Untitled, 1972; salt, lead, iron, glass, oil lamps; app 42 x 31 inches; at Repetto Gallery, London
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Armory: Bosco Sodi at Hilario Calguera Gallery, Mexico City
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Armory: Petah Coyne, Untitled #1419, 2016, mixed media with wax and other materials, at Galerie Lelong, New York City
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Armory: Kathy Butterly at Tibor de Gagy Gallery/Shoshana Wayne Gallery, New York City/Santa Monica 

Volta: Ruth Hardinger at David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn

Armory: Leonardo Drew at Vigo, London

Armory: Jacin Giordano, Cut Painting 82, 2017, acrylic on wood, 18 x 18 inches, at Galerie Sultana, Paris

Armory: Ethan Greenbaum, direct-to-substrate print on carved plywood, at Lyles & King, New York City
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Armory: Richard Tuttle, New York, New Mexico, 1998, acrylic on fir plywood, app 22 x 22 inches

Art on Paper: Don Christensen at unidentified gallery
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Armory: Alexandre Arrechea, Serie Fragmentos, 2017, watercolor on wood, at Galeria Casado Santapau, Madrid

Armory: Alexandra Noel at Bodega, New York City

NADA: Yoshio Shirakawa at Maki Fine Arts
Closer view below: Coyote #14, 2016,  acrylic on canvas, wood

NADA: Lot-Ek at Alden Projects, New York City
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Armory: Peter Linde Busk, Everything. Everyone, Everywhere. Ends, 2016; fired and glazed ceramic, natural stones, glass, fabric, cardboard, wood, white gold leaf;  at Josh Lilley Gallery, London

Independent: Nancy Shaver at Derek Eller Gallery, New York City

Armory: Marcius Galan, Abstract Cartography (seven seas), 2016, map pins on painted wood; at Galerie Luisa Strina, Sao Paolo
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NADA: Lazy Moms, installation with fruit, at Knockdown Center, Queens, New York

Armory: Frances Goodman,  Peach Pit and Sugar Trap, both 2016; acrylic nails, foam, resin, and silicone glue; at SMAC, Cape Town, South Africa
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Armory: Jeffrey Gibson, I Don't Belong to You, You Don't Belong to Me, 2016; glass beads, tin jingles, artificial sinew, acrylic canvas over wood panel; at Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles
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Armory: Nick Cave, Hustle Coats, 2017; mixed media including trench coat, metal costume  jewelry, watches and chains; at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City
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Armory: Joel Andrianomeariosa (I think), looks to be shredded machine belts, at Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
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Armory: Rachel Whiteread at Gallerie Lorcan O'Neill Roma, Rome, Italy

Armory: On Stellar Rays
Artist unidentified (Alix Pearlstein or John Houck? per wall text)

A peek at Part 2, coming soon:

Edward Shalala at Luise Ross Gallery, up through April 15
(Yes, I hit Chelsea, too)

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  1. Way cool! I love this stuff -- and of course, one of my fave guys, Leonardo Drew! Thanks a lot, Joanne. Really great!

  2. Exciting work and materials. Thanks Joanne!

  3. Thanks, Joanne. Many really neat pieces.

  4. Wow! Impressive collection ! Thank you for sharing your post!