Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Very Long Armory 2011 Highlights Post

CANADA's Booth
While the 2011Armory Show was less impressive than past years, major galleries absent from exhibiting, there were still a handful of galleries that brought their A-game and made the fair memorable.  Setting their booths apart from the rest with extra installation efforts, and/or exciting and fresh work by lesser known artists, the top six booths this year were, in our opinion:
1. CANADA (pictured above and 3 below), 2. Giti Nourbakhsch, 3. Khastoo, 4. Museum 52, 5. Richard Telles, 6. DCKT  with an honorable mention to Stuart Shave, Bortolami and Galerie Thomas Shulte.  
More favorite pieces from this year's fair:
Michael Williams

Katherine Bernhardt (left)

Richard Tuttle

Anselm Reyle

Gert and Uwe Tobias 

Ryan Gander, seen in at least 4 different booths at Armory for his identical resin casts of slate and plywood.

Kimber Smith at James Graham and Sons' booth

Max Jansons

Lenore Tawney

Betty Woodman's Double Vase Double Window

Victor Vasarely

Alfred Jensen

Jan Schoonhoven

DCKT Cordy Ryman

Cordy Ryman

wooden weapons #Max Guy, took a photo of this for you!

Andrew Bick

Juliao Sarmento

Helmut Dorner

Lisa Lapinski at Richard Telles booth 

Lisa Lapinski

Karthik Pandian

Ryan Mosely

Joe Bradley

Analia Saban

Ryan Gander

Angela De La Cruz

Poul Gernes

Per Kirkeby above and below

Wendy White

Michael Muller at Galerie Thomas Schulte

Scoli Acosta's tambourine paintings

Huma Bhabah

Jonathan Meese at Bortolami's booth

Rachel Harrison

Edward Lipski!! 

Katharina Grosse
Delson Uchoa

David Kramer

Devin Troy Strother

Zach Harris in Khastoo's booth.  Amazing.

Ansel Krut at Stuart Shave London

Best carrot painting ever.

Chris Johanson

Richard Aldrich

Giti Nourbakhsch Gallery's booth

Matias Faldbakken

Museum 52 New York's booth featuring Jacob Robichaux

Jacob Robichaux

Jacob Robichaux