Contemporaneous Extension

Affordable Art Fair — Pt II

Second installment of worthy aesthetic pleasure.

John Dilnot had a few great boxes up with his London gallery. He also does creative artist books and smaller prints/postcards. Quite wonderful, nostalgic and comical. I’m a sucker for maps.


John Dilnot, 'Bad Apples,' mixed media, 28x30x10cm

John Dilnot, 'Bad Apples,' mixed media, 28x30x10cm

John Dilnot, 'In the Middle of Nowhere,' Mixed Media, 49x32x8.5 cm

John Dilnot, 'Mouth of the Thames,' mixed media, 58x18x9cm

Jeanne Opgenhaffen had some wonderful, porcelain sculptures. I’ve always been sore for spatial concepts and investigations, challenging the presence of seemingly flat, wall-hung sculpture and its effects in comparison to walk-around sculpture. LOVED these, so much movement!


Jeanne Opgenhaffen, 'How the Wind Blows,' porcelain

Jeanne Opgenhaffen, 'Power of Running Water,' porcelain, 95 cm x 95 cm, 2006

Jordan Eagles satisfied my desire for photographic realism, preserving splatters of blood usually in resin or on plexiglass. They are visually brilliant, my favorite color, and summon our mortality and the beauty behind it. Splendid.


Jordan Eagles, ' Phase,' (detail), 2008, 36" x 36" x 3", Blood preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Jordan Eagles, 'LF 1' and 'LF 2', 24" x 18" x 3" each, 2008// LIFE FORCE, 48" x 36" x 3", 2008 Blood preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Jordan Eagles, 'TSCW1' 2009, 60" x 60" x3". Blood, copper preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Michael Fitts, you had me at Twinkie.


Michael Fitts, 'Twinkies,' 2010, oil on copper, 11" x 16"

Michael Fitts, 'Clothes Pins,' oil on spray painted tin, 10" x 12"

Michael Fitts, 'Monopoly Piece - Scottie Dog Oainting,' oil on scrap tin, 9.5" x 9.5"

Maxim Lipzer was also a great photorealist approach that reminds me of a combination between Luc Tuymans and Gerhard Richter. Loved them.

Maxim Lipzer, ‘Valley of the Dolls,’ Acrylic on Canvas, 52.5 x 68″

Maxim Lipzer, ‘1442 ,’ Acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 60″

Deborah Donelson really creeped me out, which I like sometimes. The gravure with watercolor is a gorgeous effect in person, seeming both archival and ominously vibrant. I can’t help but hear moans coming from the mouths of her dolls, a truly humanistic effect to these tortured souls.


Deborah Donelson, 'Breathe,' 10" x 8", gravure with watercolor

Deborah Donelson, 'Little Soldier,' gravure with watercolor, 10" x 8"


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