May 1, 2006
We're leaving together,
But still it's farewell
And maybe we'll come back,
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame
We're leaving ground
Will things ever be the same again?
It's the final countdown...
Beaten, bruised and badly blistered, I still soldiered on yesterday for my final visit to NOVA before everyone closed up shop. So, for those of you just dying for a look at some highlights in situ, you've got it.
Before we get going, though, a quick visit with unofficial NOVA crown prince and Chicago poster boy (so to speak) Tony Fitzpatrick at Pierogi, where he poses with Brooklyn artist Jim Torok's "Everybody Loves Tony" (the genesis of which was detailed in Bad at Sports' third fair weekend podcast):
And as he was so very gratious in indulging me this pose, I'd imagine a plug for Tony's book, The Wonder: Portraits of a Remembered City, Volume 1, is probably in order. Seemed like everyone had a copy in hand throughout the run of the fair. Hot, hot, hot. (And everybody apparently does love Tony.)
But, anyways, onwards and upwards (and so forth). I'd really wanted to get these posted yesterday, but had to quit processing the images when my new MacBook Pro started to burn my lap (speaking of hot). It was after 2 am, anyways, so I didn't mind too terribly putting them off until today.
(Needless to say, if any artists or galleries pictured here want full resolution version of any of these images, I'd be more than happy to email them.)
In the spirit of subversive egalitarianism fostered by a late-afternoon visit to Version Fest yesterday, we are presenting them in reverse alphabetical order...Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago
A selection of Peter Gourfain woodblock prints as hung at Projects Gallery
Eric Doeringer's full bootleg spread
Security takes out the riff-raff (Chris Reilly's "Everything I Do Is Art, But Nothing I Do Makes Any Difference, Part II or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Gallery" at the Network of Visual Art)
"The Final Countdown"
Posted by Dan at 06:44 PM
Artnet: Artists—Mark Chamberlain
Bad at Sports Podcast: Bad at Sports Episode 35c:: Threats and recrimination
Guerra de la Paz
Jason Robert Bell
Made With Sweet Love
NOVA Art Fair
NOVA Art Fair: Bert Green Fine Art
NOVA Art Fair: Big Cat Press
NOVA Art Fair: Bucheon Gallery
NOVA Art Fair: Bucket Rider
NOVA Art Fair: Clapham Art Gallery
NOVA Art Fair: Creative Thrift Shop
NOVA Art Fair: Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery
NOVA Art Fair: Dorsch Gallery
NOVA Art Fair: Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts
NOVA Art Fair: Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery
NOVA Art Fair: McCaig–Welles Gallery
NOVA Art Fair: Network of Visual Art
NOVA Art Fair: Pierogi
NOVA Art Fair: Projects Gallery
NOVA Art Fair: Thomas Robertello Gallery
NOVA Art Fair: gescheidle
NOVA Art Fair: outlaw A
Pierogi 2000: Jim Torok
R. Nick Kuszyk
Tony Fitzpatrick: The Wonder, Volume 1