In this first report from the new season of exhibitions in New York, we visit three shows that offer a great range of approaches to abstract painting and sculpture: Nathan Carter at Casey Kaplan Gallery; Charline von Heyl at Petzel Gallery; and John McCracken at David Zwirner Gallery.
THE DRUTT REPORT: Artists to watch and notable trends and events in the market.
It’s that time again, and this year Frieze New York is better than ever. It’s only in its second year, but everything from the transportation to the amenities and art on display are top drawer. Great energy, great art, great people. Take a look at some of the things I enjoyed there. http://bcove.me/th0cdwar
In this segment, I take a look at three exhibitions where artists use technology in very different ways to make work that is as compelling as it is entertaining: Sergei Tcherepnin, Miroslaw Balka, and Doug Aitken. They are among the highlights of a really great season of shows in Chelsea. Come have a look/listen:
I ran into one of my favorite artists at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair. Here we discuss the work he made for the occasion. http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/865857/eye-on-art-video-a-conversation-with-jon-pylypchuk
In this installment of Eye on Art, we take a tour of VOLTA NY, looking for artists I haven’t seen before. This fair never disappoints. My favorites include: Elisabetta Di Maggio at Laura Bulian’s Milan galley, Alice Attie at FOLEY in New York, and Lynn Alrich from the New York/San Francisco gallery Jenkins Johnson.
In this week’s installment of Eye on Art, I take a look at several exhibitions in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood where the artists work in several mediums simultaneously. More and more, artists tend to diversify their practices using whatever materials suit a particular set of ideas, rather than exploring the craft of painting, sculpture, photography, etc. exclusively. This segment includes Mark Dion at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, the Ladies & Gents exhibition at Salomon Contemporary and William Cordova at Sikkema Jenkins Gallery.
In this segment, we go on a tour of the 2013 Armory Show, looking for the art fair’s hidden gems. For me, some of the best works are often lurking in the side aisles or closets of an art fair’s stands. Some of my favorites this year include: Julianne Swartz at Josée Bienvenu Gallery, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, Roy McMakin at Anthony Meier Fine Art and Leon Ferrari at Sicardi Gallery on Pier 92.