The New Art Dealer’s Association (NADA) moved back to the Deauville Beach Resort for its 14th edition, which opens to the public tomorrow.
We were impressed with Derek Eller Gallery’s selection, especially its Peter Linde Busk large multimedia collage painting. Across from New York gallery, The Landing Los Angeles did a very inviting cabinet-like booth baptized “Batman Gallery.” Enclosed were numerous intriguing wonders: photos, objects, books, and historical posters. The series of black-and-white pictures by Jerry Burchard particularly appealed to us, as well as the Robert Branaman mixed-media panels.
In the same area the French gallery Sultana is presenting a beautiful series of recent Cut Paintings by Jacin Giordano, and Markus Lüttgen Gallery three recent works by Matthew Ronay. The latter’s pastel gouache on basswood have a strong ludic quality that is very cognitively stimulating. Nearby, watch out for the series of works on paper by Dan Asher from the 1980s and 1990s. These are full of dexterous character, on view at Martos Gallery.
We loved the large metal panels depicting heroic women from the 1960s by French-Swiss artist Servan Mary at Apalazzogallery. However, the Conversation (Berlin) booth was one of our personal favorites. The German gallery dedicated its entire stand to Sister Mary Coritia Kent, the famous Catholic nun, activist, and artist that used popular culture as the raw material for her work. A large selection of her serigraphs is on view. Their contemporary design and resonating messages appear as relevant as ever.
Other highlights include Kayne Griffin Corcoran’s stand dedicated to large mounted works by Rosha Yaghmai, which displays a variety of new mediums. Also, Neon Parc gallery’s is presenting highly provocative works on tapestry by Paul Yore. Think Bin Laden, Queen Elizabeth, and other untouchable figures represented in the most disconcerting manners.
NADA runs December 1-4 at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach.