Yesterday wrapped the four day art show held by NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) at Pier 36 in the Lower East Side.
Galleries from as far as Japan and as close as Brooklyn filled the space with paintings, photography, sculptures, and more from artists as diverse as the gallery names. Joining the booths was a performance space where conversations and live performance pieces were put on. On Sunday, the Children’s Museum of the Arts brought their Teaching Artists to NADA to work with children on wearable art made from recycled materials. NADA also worked with local food vendors to nourish visitors; Doughnut Plant and Mile End had booths inside while Tacombi served tacos on the pier outdoors from a VW bus. The event provided New York art lovers a great opportunity to interact with each other and to experience pieces from around the world without having to buy a plane ticket.
Artist Spotlight: Katherine Bradford
Katherine Bradford’s paintings, here found in the Adams and Ollman Gallery of Portland booth, provide interesting color palate for her divers to move through. In one piece in particular, the divers aim for a reddish-purple landing zone, creating a dreamlike state. Bradford’s work is currently being displayed through June 3rd in an exhibit called “Katherine Bradford: Divers and Dreamers” at Adams and Ollman Gallery in Portland, OR.
Gallery Spotlight: Soloway — Brooklyn
Soloway, an artist run space in Williamsburg, showcased the work of multiple artists in their booth, though one collection was most captivating: pieces from Fawn Krieger’s OUTFIT exhibit. Heads floated over the space on blue and green painted silhouettes. The three-dimensional quality and the ability for the viewer to move around the hanging heads made for an exciting booth. Other intriguing pieces included moon paintings by Emily Weiner from the previous Soloway exhibit Speak Nearby.