NADA Hudson Basilica 2012

The New Art Dealers Association of America hosted it 2nd annual NADA Hudson July 28-29.  This event is less a fair but rather a site specific presentation, where 48 galleries and NADA members come together in this massive collective space to present  one work by one artist.

The location, Basilica Hudson, is a beautiful repurposed factory, within which the massive space harmoniously presents each work without typical “art fair booth dividers” giving each work its due intimacy and approachability.

Highlights of NADA Hudson a lot of amazing sculpture:

My absolute favorite piece was David Alexender Flinn at envoy enterprises hanging tire, gorgeous combination of industrial and playful with the reflected dreamy pedestal on marble just beautiful.  William Stone at James Fuentes Buddah telephone booth, and  Mike Hein at ADA sculptures encased in  plexi.

Ian Pedigo at Klaus von Nichtssagend, Brent Owens at Invisilbe-Export delicious wooden sandwich for sale by the foot, Hanna Sandin at Churner and Churner.

Once the people got in it, Thomas Kovachevich Paper Bed really  began to breathe.  From this low perspective  Bogdan Vladuta at  Ana Cristea metal cityscape facade sounded like hollowed clanks of gentrification.

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The outdoor installations and performance pieces endured through the on-off sprinkles of rain and flash storms.  Especially beautiful space by Christopher Fraser at HIGHLIGHT, a dark room with floor on the floor cut in the middle creating a dramatic play of light and shadow on perception.

Note for next time, the Hudson train station is just a cross the street, making the commute by train a pleasure and a breeze.

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