seen on the 6th floor, between WC's marked for separate genders
Fortunately we were on foot. And at least we didn't rush uptown on opening night, when the most of the local artworld zipped through the open studios at the Hunter College BFA degree show. We waited until the last day (okay, it was also only the second day). Actually, for all I know, these people have already all signed with New York's most agressive galleries.
Nevertheless, I've uploaded below images of some of the most interesting work Barry and I found today, although their presence here is very much dependent on whether I was able to get a satisfactory picture. To be sure, there's still much, much more left on West 41st Street.
Emily Noelle Lambert
wicked good painter, growing in leaps with every work we've seen
Ruslan Trusewych (tape on large vinyl surface on stretcher)
minimalist sculptor and painter, and the most common materials imaginable
Katy Krantz (large detail)
gorgeous works on paper
Dominic Nurre (view of studio)
Nurre's genius aches to be unwound and shown: I'm thinking a project room somewhere would be appropriate - now
Zach Harris (painting and artist's frame)
this stuff is scary brilliant, and I mean that in every sense of both words
Hope Hilton (cut-out paper installation)
beautiful, sensitive, smart and mesmerizing, although the work is difficult to photograph
I'm going to stop for tonight, and continue in another post tomorrow. If anyone is interested in seeing more of the work of any of these artists, I may have some additional images I could share, or at least be able to direct you to a website or an email address.