Scope Hampton 2008.... We went.. We saw.. Here's what we liked.
SCOPE Hamptons 2008.. Yes...MAO and our many MAO-ettes were
the only one there, on Saturday morning!
Most of the art dealers looked
totally hungover tired from the big party the night before, but the fair was much better than we had expected. The booths looked great, there were no silly crowds of stupid people blindly buying everything, but sales were most certainly being made. We even saw some red dots!
The art at the fair was a bit uneven
at best .. but there were a few MAO standouts..
1. The work of young conceptual artist, Vincent Como.
We first read about this artist on Brian Sherwin's Art Blog.
We just loved, Vincent's sold cube cast of black ink.. plus his many ink drawings.
(photo #1 Vincent Como, 4.5 Cubic in. "Volume of the Inside of My Head", 4.5x4.5x4.5 in, Cast Sumi Ink )
at DC gallery... www.meatmarketgallery.com
2. Always a MAO favorite, Chicago gallery Carrie Secrist was at Scope
Of course they had the
silly huge swirling glass pool of fluid by artist Petroc Dragon Sesti.
But, also got to meet photographer, Kim Keever. His staged fish tank photos look just like beautiful Hudson School paintings. Amazing!
(Photo #2, Kim Keever, Fallen Tree, 2005, 47 x 71",c-print)
3. We got to meet and liked the work of local hampton's artist Jeff Muhs
at the McNeill Art Group
(Photo #3, Jeff Muhs, things that Steve gave me, Nan's Minks, 2008, cement 11 x 12 x 32")
4. We liked Andrea Cote performance based photos, at PanAmerican Art Projects.
(Photo # 4, Andrea Cote, self portrait,
Drawing the Body Series, digital-print)
These night time photo's will bring out the viewer in you!
(Photo #5, Gerald Forster, Nocturnal #11, 2006, c-print)
6. And lastly,
We just love all the drawings by Michael Bilsborough at the Salomon Contemporary gallery from East Hampton.
Sadly, They only had one Michael Bilsborough drawing at the fair, but we got to see his entire show, "The Eternally Obvious" at their big warehouse space on Sunday afternoon. It is most certianly worth a stop if you're in the Hamptons this summer.
(Photo #6, Michael Bilsborough, "Smiling Through", 2008, ink on paper)