In the morning, my husband Kyle plays records. The records are starting to edge out the books, but we still have walls and some surfaces for art display – four Mary Temple prints, a David Kennedy Cutler “dirt corner” sculpture, Welcome Companions leather cardboard boxes, an old Don Quixote ceramic from my grandma, and a ceramic blobby plate by Sara Magenheimer. Books and lots of records.
I hitch a ride with my friend to Randall’s Island for Frieze New York. I’m there early, so I walk around the grounds – this is the edge of Samara Golden’s outdoor crawlspace installation.
Before meeting up with friends, I sat on a deck sponsored by Deutsche Bank, had a coffee, and read various articles on my Kindle.
This is a great painting by Nicole Eisenmann at Anton Kern’s booth.
There were lots of trends this year, and one of them was gridded installations of graphic things – words/images/etc. – this is an example by Jenny Holzer from the early 1980s, hand-painted enamel.
Lunch break with friends on the deck…. we got Dimes Bowls (though I felt like I was cheating on my faves Court Street Grocers…sorry!).
My friend Lauren took my picture(s) outside of the Aki Sasamoto’s “Coffee/Tea” – it’s an adventure installation based on a personality test. I got “Into Old.” Better than “Into Youth” I guess!
More grids of graphic stuffs. This one, recent acrylic painting on glass by UK artist Ryan Gander. I don’t understand what it’s about because I saw it at an art fair, but the looks appealed to me.
The floor of the Cécile B. Evans “Frieze Frame” installation at Barbara Seiler – is a piece called “Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen” and it’s a video game-ish thing starring Philip Seymour Hoffman’s avatar. There were a lot of elements.
Did you notice that I’m now rocking a visor? I’m very into it and it was helpful to wear around Frieze because it’s very bright. This picture was taken on the ferry ride from Randall’s Island back to the big Island of Manhattan, or as the ferry captain referred to it, “the mainland.”
The ferry exits at 34th and the East River so I walked to 29th and 1st and got on the M9 bus to take me downtown. I made a stop at my gallery for a meeting (not pictured) and then went over to the NADA fair.
I found my friend Rachel and asked her to take my picture for this project. I think we’re in front of Cooper Cole Gallery’s booth. As you can see, I was sort of over looking at art and I wanted to chat!
At 7 pm it was time for Cheryl Donegan’s gingham fashion show (which should have included Part-time Picnic!). The woman in the green coat is a great artist named Alix Pearlstein.
I managed to see this weirdo pointillist painting by Graham Anderson at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery’s booth. Like.
I had to leave NADA to get to a dinner / meeting in the East Village so I jumped on the F.
Here comes the train!
We had a great meeting.
Sara Greenberger Rafferty is an artist based in New York. Her work is represented by Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York.
Sara is carrying the Hat Handbag available here and the limited edition leaf for ofakind available here.