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The Armory this year is solid: the art on view is good, and there’s very little nonsense. Here are some snapshots:

(l-r) Menil Collection associate curator Michelle White; Patrick Reynolds and Kerry Inman of Inman Gallery


Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil’s cut photographs… Houston artist David Fulton did this exact thing 10 years ago.


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.


Here’s a detail:


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.


Jack Hanley sold these painted-out album covers by Harrell Fletcher.


More people: Blaffer Gallery director Claudia Schmuckli and Artpace director Matthew Drutt…


Cecily Horton, Eleanor Williams and Michelle White


Houston-based Sicardi Gallery was the only TX space at the Armory.


This bronze dumpster may be my favorite Tom Sachs piece. At Thaddaeus Ropac.

Up next: Too tasteful? Volta and Pulse to the rescue!

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