2007 holds the count for 22 satellite art fairs that are taking place addition to Art Basel Miami Beach. Sensory overload is a luxury. Art fairs certainly provides an insight to trends in painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance. In addition to trends in mediums, it also allows you to see art from a multitude of cities around the world. An absolute treat!
Some of the trends in medium were intricate ink and graphite drawings, flashe paint, animation, collage, cutouts. In terms of sculpture, porcelain, taxidermy, felt and found objects. Some booths were also dedicated to a single artist. This year, the galleries really stepped up and presented very well curated open cubes.
New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) was located at the Ice Palace, 1400 North Miami Avenue. Here are a couple of highlights:
James Benjamin Franklin @ Clementine Gallery
"No Laughing Matter", 2007, Flashe, resin on canvas, 14" x 11"
Kamrooz Aram @ Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery
From series Revolutionary Dreams, Ink and graphite on paper, 15 1/4" x 13" inches (not exhibited)
Helen Verhoeven @ Wallspace
"The Walking", 2007, Oil on canvas, 72" x 110"
Ben Peterson @ Ratio 3
"Work From Home", 2007, Ink and graphite on paper, 48" x 83" (shown above)
"Timezone", 2007, Ink and graphite on paper, 53" x 96" (exhibited work in booth)
Jen Ray @ Galerie Jan Wentrup
Untitled (Women with Flags), 2007, Ink and watercolor on paper, 47 1/4" x 62"
Kota Ezawa @ Murray Guy
"Dead Troops", 2007, C-Print of paper cutout, 20" x 40"
Daphne Fitzpatrick & Adam Cvijanovic @ Bellwether
Fitzpatrick – Untitled, 2007, Wood, glass, installation
Cvijanovic – "Garden State", 2007, Flashe on tyvek
Matthew Day Jackson @ Ballroom Marfa
Installation based on an Albert Bierstadt western scene
Ivan Witenstein @ Derek Eller Gallery
Blakexploitation (#26), 2007, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 30" x 22" (28 pieces arranged 4 x 7, sold separately)
Posted by Joyce Manalo, Brooklyn Art Project Blog Editor and founder of ArtForward. Please contact me, if you would like to receive ArtFWD-Quarterly Newsletter (December 2007-Miami Satellite Fair in Depth)