Friday, December 26, 2008

NADA Art Fair and Art Damage/AFTER-PARTY.

Canada Gallery's boothNADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) art fair is flashy, big-budgeted and extremely professional. Enjoying its Wynwood location in the Ice Palace, NADA showcased young, exciting work; with highlights including Ajit Chauhan, Barry McGee and Ara Peterson. Compared to the other fairs (with the exception of Aqua, still my favorite) NADA was the easiest to navigate, and most consistently stimulating. With affordable prints, publications and books toward the exit, and Banana Republic tote bags reading "I need money" available in a booth on the lawn, you couldn't deny that NADA had something for everyone.
Maya Hewitt (above and below)
Ara Peterson
Barry McGee

White Columns
Klaus Winichner
Ajit Chauhan (above and below) he rules pretty hard.
Overduin and Kite's booth
Peggy Franck
Dana Frankfort
Atsushi Kaga
Miller and Shellabarger @ Western Exhibitions (above and below)
Lin May
Louise Despont
Chris Johanson

Keltie Ferris
Hilary Pecis
Taylor McKimens
Jay Nelson

As if the fair itself wasn't cool enough, the (FREE) Art Damage/Nike after party featuring PANDA BEAR and No Age at Karu & Y really sealed the deal:
Panda Bear
No Age
Videos on the lawn

Gratuitous Panda Bear Photos...because it was the best show ever.