The Independent is in the X-Initiative, formerly DIA, building in Chelsea. It's touted as being "by and for gallerists", and is the more intellectual but less commercial (and less expensive, being free) Armory satellite. Very curator-friendly, and dominated by Europeans. It can claim to be the most vertical of the fairs, and the least walled-in, with natural lighting and a rooftop lounge. The result was several galleries collaborating to assemble a somewhat cohesive museum show - a socially magic accomplishment! Labels and identifying info were sometimes hard to find, though.
Zach Feuer gallery is right next door, and has an eclectic, hilarious, brilliant solo show by Mark Flood (Murk Fluid) up now.
|Alex Brown - Hummingbird|
|Ryan Gander - N.. n... n...nostalgia|
|Ricci Albenda - "Universe (Benny)/ Negative - Left"|
art fair bingo. I'm that much closer thanks to you, Neon Art.
John Pylypchuk, you had me at "cigarettes smoking cigarettes". Why did you put other stupid crap in there?
|This wasn't at the Independent. This was a weird painting about old Kraftwerk in a nearby Chelsea show. I don't know where. Sorry.|