Top 3 Booths at Independent New York 2019


by Artland Editors

Admist the flurry of cutting-edge art that is Independent New York, here are some of the many things that caught our attention at Artland. Read on to enjoy our top 3 highlights from the Independent New York 2019, and here to see the entire Independent New York Art Fair in Artland 3D.

1. Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York

With works by Sally Saul and Curtis Talwst Santiago

View of Rachel Uffner Gallery at the Independent New York 2019.

Sally Saul creates playful ceramic figures, characterised by bright colors and cheerful, folksy rendering. The works are vignettes of everyday life, homages created from memory that show a rich warmth and humour. In his paintings, Curtis Talwst Santiago portrays celebratory scenes of people participating in street festivals, exploring issues of transculturalism, memory, ancestry, and the contemporary Diasporic experience.

Curtis Talwst Santiago The Day of Carnival, 2018 watercolor, aerosol, charcoal and oil pastel on canvas, 24 x 18 inches

2. Linn Lühn, Düsseldorf

With works by Margarete Jakschik and Carmen D’Apollonio

View of Linn Lünn Gallery at the Independent New York 2019

Polish born Jakschik is known for her photographs of archetypal scenes of American life. Trained under Thomas Ruff, his influence can be felt in the high quality production and careful compositions, whilst the influence of iconic Americans such as Shore and Eggleston can be seen in a subject selection of casual precision. Meanwhile, D’Apollonio presents hand sculpted biomorphic vessels of clay, fashioned into lamps of a vaguely mid-century typology. Her lamps are elegant, functional sculptures equipped with lights, serving to provide illumination both for general purpose and for humorous self-aggrandisement.

Carmen D’Apollonio, ceramic lamp sculptures, 2019, ceramic, linen shade, dimensions variable

3. Karma, New York

Works by Gertrude Abercrombie, Nicolas Party, Ann Craven and Matthew Wong

View of Karma New York at the Independent New York 2019

Four walls, four rows of paintings by four artists. Impeccable simplicity and complementary symmetry from Karma. Anne Craven’s kitschy oil renderings of nature photographs are set against the bohemian netherworlds of Gertrude Abercrombie. Matthew Wong’s stylised scenes are mysterious and melancholic, evoking a strange quiet solitude. The booth is completed by a row of pastel works by Nicolas Party, whose work faces us with the unyielding gaze and flat lurid intensity we have come to expect.

Gertrude Abercrombie, Doors and Two Cats, 1956, oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches
Matthew Wong, Early Moon, 2019, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches