Fair Well: Contemporary Geometry

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At ABMB: Foreground, unidentified artist at (I think) Galeria Jorge Mara-La Ruche, Buenos Aires; far wall, Patrick Wilson at Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York City

I have a lot of geometric and reductive abstraction to show you, not just because I go looking for it (and I do look for it) but because there's a lot of it at the fairs, especially the big fairs. The opening photo, above, is a good example of what I'm talking about, with external walls from two galleries featuring clean lines and bold colors. There's a reason for that. Unless you're willing to write "Motherfucker" or "Sex Machine" on your external booth wall, or hang something very large and/or shiny, there's nothing better than a sharp, clean slice of geometry to focus the attention of a fairgoer who's being pulled visually in a dozen different directions. Here's what focused my attention.

At ABMB: Sarah Morris at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York City

At ABMA: Paulo Pasta at Galeria Millan, São Paulo

At Art Miami: Penelope Krebs at Yares Art Projects, Santa Fe

At ABMB: Stanley Whitney at (possibly) Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin and Stockholm

At ABMB: Peter Halley at Mary Boone Gallery, New York City; foreground, Ai Wei Wei painted vessels

At ABMB: Sean Scully at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
With installation, above, to show scale

At Miami Project: Russell Tyler at Fouladi Projects, San Francisco

At Art Miami: Two views of Ted Larsen sculpture at David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe

At Aqua Art: Joanne Mattera at Projects Gallery, Philadelphia and Miami

At Art Miami: Mary Heilmann at Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia

At Miami Project: Devin Powers at Lesley Heller Workspace, New York City
Detail above; full view below

At ABMB: Odili Donald Odita at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City

At Aqua Art: David Carter at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary

At Miami Project: Russell Tyler at DCKT Contemporary, New York City

At Aqua Art: Janice Colbert at AWOL Gallery, Toronto

At ABMB: Barry McGee at Cheim & Read, New York City
Detail of panel elements below

At ABMB: William Cordova at (I think) Sikkema Jenkins
Detail below of stapled color chips that comprise the work

At Aqua Art: Justin Bean at JAG Modern, Philadelphia
Detail below

At Untitled: Rachel Beech at Blackston Gallery, New York City

At Art Miami: Rupert Deese at unidentified gallery

At Miami Project: Amy Ellingson solo exhibition at Eli Ridgeway Contemporary Art, San Francisco

Detail below

 Amy Ellingson work on paper
With closer view below

At Miami Project: David Row at Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City

At Aqua Art: Steven Baris at K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco
Below: Joanne Freeman, outside wall, and Baris paintings reflected in mirror

At Art Miami: Marcelyn McNeil at unidentified gallery

At Aqua Art: John Phillip Abbott at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary

At Untitled: Erik Schoonebeek at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York City

At Art Miami: Sarah Amos at Cynthia-Reeves

At Untitled: Nichole van Beek at Jeff Bailey Gallery

Closer views of van Beek's paintings, above and below

At Art Miami: Duhirwe Rushemeza at Nomad Gallery, Brussels
Detail below

At Aqua Art: Jerry Walden at Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn

At ABMB: Possibly Marina Rheingantz, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, São Paolo

At ABMB: McArthur Binion, DNA Study: Five, 2013, at Kavi Gupta, Chicago
Detail below of laser print collage, oil stick and Staonal crayon panel

At Untitled: Samantha Bittman at Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

At NADA: Johnny Abrahams at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York City

At NADA: Chip Hughes at Kerry Schuss, New York City

At Miami Project: Barbara Takenaga at DC Moore, New York City
Above: Installation view 

Below: Closer view of grid on right wall

Below: Closer, brighter view view of painting on bottom right

Next up: More Painting

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