If you visit Snarkitecture’s new 3,000-square-foot “maze” for any reason other than to take posed photos, you will be bored within five minutes.
WASHINGTON, DC — If that video of pro surfer Mick Fanning’s near shark attack kept you out of the water this summer, you can still get some fin-free beach time in before Labor Day at the National Building Museum.
The after-sundown events for this past weekend’s Ideas City from the New Museum may have had the least to do with biennial festival’s focus on the future of our urban metropolises, but the NightFest definitely had the greatest visual impact.
Tired of all the chatter about Nada being the next big thing, I decided to see if this year’s display would be everything the PR and press promised it would be.
Honestly, it was. Even if the solo artist booths in Richelieu hall were generally a little dull and pedantic, the Napoleon hall was filled with a diverse range of work from galleries that obviously loved what they do.
I found the painting at Nada particularly strong and it was nice to see a love of color in so many that ranged from large-ish-scale abstractions to small intimate pieces with rich surfaces. The tread for most of these paintings is that they tended to be done in a gestural mode of representation veering towards the abstract, but I can live with that.