So, how was the art? Of course, there was great art to be seen, and yet fairs do not make it easy, in fact, the amount of visual stimulation makes it difficult to merely survive the experience. For those who attend the fair as art enthusiasts, (as opposed to collectors or gallerists), a better coping strategy is to adjust your expectations and limit your time; You don't have to see everything. It is widely known that you can always follow up at any local gallery after the fair, especially midweek, when you will have the art all to yourself.
|Sarah Rosalena Brady|
Sometimes, work from the past speaks to you. This Alan Saret stainless steel wall sculpture at Karma was a lovely, quiet discovery. Similarly, a delicate Lee Bontecue at Mark Selwyn stopped me in my tracks.
At LA's Chateau Shatto, these two Helen Johnson paintings on hanging canvas were impressive. Other noteworthy art, but in no particularly order, follows: