|No matter how elegantly they are designed, the huge white art fair tents|
always make me think of the circus.
This year during Art Basel Miami Beach I took thousands of photos. Thousands. Like most people, I use my camera as a type of visual notebook. Collecting images, names, works, people.....
I take pictures of all kinds of seemingly nonsensical things so they may later serve as a reminder to go back and look at or research something again once I've recovered from "Fair Fatigue".
Just last week I finally had the time and energy to sort through what I captured.
I can't even begin to share half of what I saw, but I wanted to take a moment to at least share a short list of art that I really enjoyed.
Shinique Smith at James Cohan Gallery. (New York City)
Shield Maiden, 2014.
Acrylic, fabric and collage on canvas over wood panel.
Hank Willis Thomas at Goodman Gallery.
(Johannesburg and Capetown)
Raise Up, 2014.
Enoc Perez at Danziger Gallery.
Selected images from “Summer Job”, 2014.
Collage on paper.
Jean Lowe at McKenzie Fine Art (New York City).
Casein on Paper mache.
Chris Ofili at Osborne Samuel Art (London).
Afro Muses: Harem 1, 1995.
Series of 9 portraits, Unique, Signed.
Watercolor, ink and pencil on paper.
Erik den Breejen at Freight Volume Gallery (New York City).
Richard Pryor, 2014.
Acrylic on Linen.
Aime MPane at Haines Gallery (San Francisco).
Kinoct & Icono-Jeremie series, 2011-2014.
Acrylic and Mixed-Media on wood panel.
Squeak Carnwath at Seager/Gray Gallery (Mill Valley, CA.)
Oil and Alkyd on panel.
Vanessa German at Pavel Zoubok Gallery (New York City).
Considering the End, 2014.
So much beauty, so little time. Until next year...