We went down to New York to visit some galleries and mostly to see the Armory Show. It was 55 degrees and the sun was out all day, making for a pleasant walk-about. But at the day's end, after all was said and saw, this lovely photo of Miranda and my bloody mary just post-bus-drop-off seemed to be the only one I took, so it shall be posted. And, even though I didn't manage to take any photos at the Armory (I suspect this was due to the chaotic and packed setting), I did manage to leave with a few scribbles, as follows:
Tom LaDuke-paint swabs on foggy delicate images-multi-dimensional
David Scher-King at table-oils
self-breaking piece-witty-makes people feel awkward
little kid with great hair trying to open installation piece of door with leg sticking out of it-gallery rep rushed to stop him-no parents around-funny
Jenny Scobel-drawing of girl in pencil w/ watercolor-freckles-soft
Michael Borremans-"The Ear" * had "heat"-vivid
Sigurdur Gudmundsson-photos-70s-3 artists running, funny
Birgir Andresson-portraits with words, silkscreens, "Portrait #15 &17"-Moscow XL Gallery-strange man guarding this section
Claudia Wieser-Mystical Room-very precise
giant photo of white Schnauzer-I miss Maggie
Tom Sachs-woodburning piece (accompanied by a scribble of the framing of his work)
"No, you do not touch Art; you look at Art. You do not touch Art. (miniscule pause) Look! A burning tire!"
The latter note was a quote from a father to his ~5 year-old daughter after she attempted to touch a very textured painting. I feel that this statement sums up the event nicely. I put my notebook away after recording it.
It was a good trip.