Some of the most interesting work came from New York and Chicago, although there was also plenty of local representation, including small galleries with ambitious programming featuring emerging artists. Of the fifty galleries, non-profits and independent publishers represented, eleven countries participated.
Among the noteworthy exhibitors were Mrs Gallery, and Marinaro from New York, and Western Exhibitions, out of Chicago. From the latter, Geoffrey Todd Smith and Edie Fake had terrific, small scale gouaches, looking like direct descendants of Chicago Imagists with their colorful, abstract paintings that integrated patterns, folk and pop art.
|Geoffrey Todd Smith|
At Mrs. it was good to welcome back Chris Bogia to LA, who was seen last year in a show at Shulamit Nazarian. Here he exhibited a wall sculpture using simple shapes in toy-like constructions.
The Landing had a very solid booth, leading off with a stellar painting by Brenda
Goodman, who is currently showing at their gallery.
That concludes the 2020 art fair season. See you all next year!