The multi-day flurry of openings and parties in Miami has finally come to a close. It’s possible that–among all those free bars, pop-up shops, and surprise Lennie Kravitz appearances–that you missed some of the art being shown at worthwhile satellite events like UNTITLED. If so, we’ve assembled a few of our favorites from this very solid fair, which–along with NADA–makes a formidable alternative to the main action of Art Basel in Miami.
+ Guillaume Pinard, (Anne Barrault)
I fell in love with this quiet acrylic-on-canvas diptych from 2013: simple, but with the insinuation of something defiantly weird just beneath the surface.
This Toronto gallery’s booth showcased several artists (including the excellent Joseph Hart, not pictured.) I was especially fond of these new mixed-media works from Ryan Wallace, contrasted with Dickie’s free-standing, found-object assemblages.
Halsey McKay co-founder Hilary Schaffner explained that Foullon’s works often take farm instruments for their basic foundations. The end results are curious wall sculptures like this one—elegant and clean-lined, but loaded with a sinister violence.
+ Garth Evans, (Johannes Vogt Gallery)
Speaking of violence—watch your head when walking near Greyhound, a resign, fiberglass, paint, and cardboard sculpture from 1990 whose angular mass juts into space like the sharp nose of a war plane.
+ Letha Wilson, (Romer Young Gallery)
There’s a glut of contemporary artists who are slicing, dicing, and collaging photographs, but Wilson’s incorporation of heftier materials—which encase or obscure the image—adds an interesting twist to the trend.
+ Nicolas Kerksieck, (Balzer Art Projects from Basel, Switzerland)
The artist bills this sculpture as a “halfpipe,” but clearly the carpet-covered piece has rich potential as the World’s Greatest Cat Playground.
+ Dmitry Gutov, (Scaramouche)
Somewhere between painting and graphic design, these text-based works are visually striking and poetically unnerving.