Friday, March 28, 2008

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair...

After we finished up at the Whole Bead Show, we met up with one of my high school cronies, Alba Lamar, and headed over to the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair. Since I've been working so much, I haven't had an opportunity to go to the galleries very much. So it was nice to see a great deal of work concentrated in one area. It was also nice to see works from galleries outside of New York. The big thing that I noticed from the fair was there was a lot of work that was fun to look at. It gave a sense of instant gratification - either by cuteness, shock value, sensationalism, eroticism, or by sheer ornateness. Perhaps it's the nature of the art fair to have the most instantly alluring pieces up to draw in buyers and compete with the 70 or so other galleries also showing. Or, maybe the work being made nowadays is more akin to candy - pretty to look at, tastes great, but isn't necessarily good for you or a real meal. CLICK HERE to see my Flickr photo set.

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