Emily is back with some more art to share…
GUEST POST: My initial hope for this post was to present a selection of works from Etsy, by enterprising young artists, because I am often asked where to find inexpensive, and great art. Hours of paging through the site yielded about two works that I might consider worthwhile to share.
Instead, I found greater inspiration at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, in Houston, on Thursday night. Art fairs are formatted as a trade show, or a convention; galleries each have their own booth to design as they like, and install works by multiple artists, or mount a solo presentation by one artist. Though it’s often a challenge to recall what you see, in what booth, by which artist, I’ve managed to remember some highlights- detailed below.
Art fairs do often offer work by young artists, who are establishing themselves, and whose prices fall below or close to $1,000. Almost every gallery will allow you to pay for a work of art over the course of a few months, without interest. Sometimes, you might even be able to pay with a credit card– collecting the points. I can only hope that if more people were aware of this, they might be more likely to visit galleries, and buy art….
1. Colby Bird 7 Part Sculpture, 2011 Painted wood, raw wood, rubber, marble and alabaster, Dimensions variable, approximately 16 x 4 x 4 inches, Lora Reynolds Gallery
2. Vernon Fisher Under the Deep, Deep Sea, 2011 , Oil and acrylic on canvas , 44 x 44 inches, Mark Moore Gallery
3. Marco Maggi Pre-Columbian & Post-Clintonian, 2010, Pencil on Reynolds aluminum foil roll, 2″ x 2″ x 12″, Sicardi Gallery
1. Charles Ritchie Snow in Two Panels, 2008 watercolor, conte crayon, and graphite on Fabriano paper sheet/image: 4 x 12 inches, frame: 11 x 19 inches, Gallery Joe
2. Binh Danh Yosemite Falls, Yosemite, CA, May 27, 2012 Daguerreotype, Unique (in camera exposure) Plate: 8.5 x 15 inches / Frame: 13.5 x 20 inches Haines Gallery