Joanne Mattera photoblogs images of the wide variety of small paintings on view at the Miami Art Fairs in 2012.
Mattera writes: "Big paintings really did make an impact at the fairs, but it's eminently worth noting that there were a lot of strong small paintings and works on paper... After several days of the big picture, small was a welcome change of pace. I appreciated the opportunity to calter my physical relationship to the work--closer, slower, more intimate. The materials and expression are varied, but something many works have in common is the installation in multiple. It's an effective visual format with small works."
Another post by Mattera featuring paintings from Art Miami, Aqua Art, Context, Miami Project, Pulse and Untitled is here.
Joanne Mattera blogs an in-depth look at the painting on view at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.
Mattera comments: "There was more painting at ABMB than I can ever remember--and this was my seventh fair... The Tornabuoni Art booth dedicated to the work of Lucio Fontana was stellar. And wait until you see the geometry of the very contemporary Carmen Herrera (now 90-something) with the work of John McLaughlin and Jo Baer from the Sixties... I made a real effort to look beyond my personal geometric preferences. I even put some figurative work into the mix. The order is visually fluid, looping into and out of geometry, and there are some interesting material surprises. In another post I'll show painting from the other fairs--because there was a lot of painting everywhere.
In a two part post, Tatiana Berg photo blogs paintings on display at the Miami Art Fairs: Art Basel in post one and NADA and Untitled in post two.
Berg notes that the photos are her "personal highlights and completely subjective, biased favorites. As much as there is to complain about art fairs they remain a pretty efficient way to see a ton of work all at once, before you fill up and fall over and die from exhaustion... Getting to walk around and stumble upon a piece by an artist you love is fun in a celebrity-sighting kind of way, and occasionally you get grabbed by something you've never seen before."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.