The night after going to the opening of the SPRING/BREAK Art Show I was fortunate to attend the Art on Paper opening at Manhattan’s Pier 36. Everyone was masked, and the aisles were wide. There were 75 galleries, and people I wanted to meet in person. While I have truly enjoyed ZOOM classes, and all the great on line gallery exhibitions and talks, during the pandemic, there is no substitute for seeing art, and meeting people, in person.
“The renowned fair, known for its medium-driven focus, will continue to showcase unique and powerful projects in its seventh edition. The visual, experiential moments that have set Art on Paper apart in year’s past and established it as an important destination for the arts in New York City, will yet again be on display through a myriad of installations, both large and small, that push the boundaries of work on paper.” (Art on Paper press release)
I’m starting with the piece that I was most eager to see, knowing it was going to be at the show. I had taken a full weekend ZOOM workshop last February with Rebecca Hutchinson, and was absolutely enamored with her Double Bloom installation. While the photos were gorgeous, I was super excited to see it in person. It exceeded my expectations.
I was thrilled to meet Rebecca in person. She’s absolutely fabulous.
I also was pleased to meet Duane Reed, who represents a wonderful group of talented artists, including Hutchinson. Take a look at his website.
At Art Basel, I always attend the INK fair, and visit Stoney Road Press. I knew that owner David O’Donoghue, would be at Art on Paper, as he is a friend of my brother and sister-in-law. David lives in Ireland and, due to the pandemic, I hadn’t seen him in years.
Take a look at the Stoney Road Press website to see more details about the work in the booth. There is much to see.
Right next to Stoney Road Press was LaiSun Keane’s booth. It was nice to finally meet LaiSun in person, as we had been in touch during the past year. I had seen her room the evening before at the SPRING/BREAK art show, but not her. She had two great shows going on the same weekend, and not sure how she was able to handle it all so beautifully. You should definitely keep your eye on LaiSun Keane’s gallery, as she always has a lot going on.
No matter what else is showing, I cannot pass up classic work by Picasso and Matisse.
I adore work by Milton Avery and March Avery. Here is a New Yorker article to read about the ultra talented Averys, father (Milton) and daughter (March).
It was fun being at an art fair again, and every fair has its attention seeking outfits. This gal was my favorite of the night.