The Armory this year is solid: the art on view is good, and there’s very little nonsense. Here are some snapshots:
This enormous Andrea Bowers (approx. 4 x 8 feet) was done in colored pencil. Titled "Design of Choice (My Body, My Choice)." At Suzanne Vielmetter.
El Anatsui, an artist who’s been getting a lot of attention, had several large pieces prominently on view.
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston curator Toby Kamps in front of another El Anatsui
Bill Arning, who’s coming to run the CAMH from MIT. He was terrific — great energy, great enthusiasm, and graciously handled the fact that I had somewhat rudely scoffed at his rosy estimation of the Boston contemporary art scene. He will be a big breath of fresh air at CAMH.
Former CORE Fellow Leandro Erlich showed this carousel house, which actually spun to music and featured furniture that raised and lowered, carousel horse-style.
Houston-based Sicardi Gallery was the only TX space at the Armory.
Up next: Too tasteful? Volta and Pulse to the rescue!