Thursday, June 18, 2009


Jake Klotz, Welcome To The Magic Garden

I've said this before . . . I'm a sucker for a good diorama.

Spent a slightly depressed Saturday afternoon on the couch this weekend. Then, when enough was enough I was, like, "What's Artcat have to say about this?" And it said "Crest Hardware Art Fair"! I hopped on the G train, and was lifted quite nicely out of my doldrums. Even in all that rain. It also helped that I ran into Marisa Sage, her tattooed posse, and, quite appropriately, Barry and James.

Rachel Beach

This was my first visit to the the show which has been going strong for 15 years now. For those of you who don't know, it's in a 50 year old hardware store, and the art is placed throughout. Much delicious confusion ensues. Sometimes the art was obvious, as in the case of a beautiful little painting by Felipe Posada. Sometimes, not so much. Judy Thomas' Sexie Duster would be the best example there. She even made tags. Most excellent (And only 19.99!). Rachel Beach had some sweet smaller wooden sculptures hanging above the wood finishing. Perfect.

Judy Thomas, Sexie Duster

And this dude's ass? Totally NOT Carri Skoczek's The Bucket.

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