Art Post No. 12

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….

Dario Robleto Will The Sun Remember At All, 2011-2012  Suite of 9 archival digital prints on Epson Somerset Velvet 255gsm paper, each print 58.4 x 58.4 (paper size), whole suite 182.9 x 182.9 cm, Inman Gallery
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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