Still recovering from the Armory Show
I had been on an art hiatus until I went to Mexico City this past January…and now I have totally engaged again. The Armory Show was last week and I spent five hours there. By the time I left I could barely see straight. It took me a few days to clear my head. I really enjoyed the show this year and ended up buying a few things. Here is what I saw.
Really liked these. The artist is Matts Leiderstam who is an art historian. He takes photos of his books and then highlights small pieces inside the photo with a magnifying glass. Stockholm Gallery, Andrehn – Schiptjenko. I bought this one and the one below.
Loved this from Mary Ryan Gallery too. Little pieces of photos cut up into the original photo. Super cool. Bradley Castellanos.
I saw these online and put them on hold prior to the show by Gideon Rubin. They are small and timely and they made me laugh. Rokeby Gallery in London. All his work is faceless and most of it is reminiscent of a different era of painting.
I always find that when I like a particular gallery that I tend to like many of the artists that they represent. I have now bought three pieces from Yossi Millo Gallery. This is the third. Matthew Brandt is the artist. These are singular photos that he has taken the lake water on the photo and then painted it on top. My photo does not do is justice.
These are very cool. Small circular paintings that capture different areas of Versailles. My friend brought a few of them. Artist is Phillip Cognee. Same gallery as the Japanese dress sculpture above.
All and all quite a day. Really excited to get the pieces I bought home and hung.