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|Bernadette Despujols, "Love Is No Game" at TBD Projects, Venezuela|
|Mark Gagnon, Art Haas, NY|
Perhaps there are those in the FAW who see it is a fad, a passing fancy, or still regard the work as low brow and populist with little to no long term legs. Be that as it may, Scope was hopping, a large show that was very well attended and had brisk sales.
I like Scope. It's fun, enthusiastic, and accessible to new collectors and those without deep pockets. Now here's the but...BUT, I wish the organizers would put a ban on Marilyn Monroe and James Dean images! OK, Marilyn made of cereal, or glitter, or morphed somehow - - enough! We've seen it a thousand times, kind of brings down the entire show because it smacks of mall art. Too picky? Maybe. I wonder if next year is going to be loaded with Trump imagery? I doubt it, the fairs are rarely edgy anymore. There'll probably be a Trump made of Fruit Loops, though.
|Fidia Falaschetti, Fifty24mx Gallery, Mexico City|
|Brian Mashburn "The Great Conclavity" at Thinkspace Gallery, CA|
|Detail of Brian Mashburn's "The Great Conclavity" at Thinkspace Gallery, CA|
|Oliver Vernon "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" at Alexander-Chambers, Denver Colorado|
|Banjo/ Snic Barnes "Freija" at Alexander-Chambers, Denver Colorado|
Below is woven scarves and threadwork by Stephen Wilson at New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte NC. Second photo is detail of the piece.
|Robert Mars at New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte NC|
|Rick Fields, graphite drawing at Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica CA|
|Daniel Jacob "Air Jordan 1" (center) at Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica CA|
|Matthew Laporta Emoji series at Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica CA|
|Chuck Sperry prints "Semele" and "Daphne" at Spoke-Art, NY|
|Eelus, "When The Music's Over" at Spoke-Art, NY|
|M&K Gwiazdarska "Lentil" at Monomoka Gallery, Wroclaw|
Kukula had amazing frames on her pieces like this one.
|Swoon was everywhere in Miami!Here at Chandran Gallery, San Francisco CA|
|Cintal Vidal "Blue Neighborhood" at Thinkspace Gallery|