Highlights From Pulse Art Fair 2009

This work was made entirely of split color pencils.
This work was made entirely of split color pencils.

If you're not afraid of a little color, and we mean that in almost all senses of the word, Pulse Art Fair was for you. With a strong commitment to new works and contemporary artists, Pulse gives you a window into the mind of young artists. And what you'll find, more often than not, is a subversive, technicolor dreamscape.

Mac Premo's Making Stuff Is Totally Gay
Mac Premo's Making Stuff Is Totally Gay
Mac Premo's Totally Look Inside This Hole
Mac Premo's Totally Look Inside This Hole

We totally did look inside that hole, but the video in there wasn't as exciting as the instructions.

Eva and Franco Mattes, AKA 0100101110101101.org, Addio (2008)
Eva and Franco Mattes, AKA 0100101110101101.org, Addio (2008)

​Yeah, they done hung Mickey Mouse.

Kenneth Tin-Kin Hunh's Jesus Christ - Hope He Can Change This Now (2009)
Kenneth Tin-Kin Hunh's Jesus Christ - Hope He Can Change This Now (2009)

Who says the art world is an unquestionably liberal realm?

David H. Abir's Tekrar Level Four at Cottelston Advisors
David H. Abir's Tekrar Level Four at Cottelston Advisors

​The photo can't really capture this work. It was inside a room, with a sign on the floor asking you to take off your shoes. I didn't see it enforced, but everyone did. Once inside, you saw this image projected in an ever-narrowing room.

Beverly Fishman's Untitled (2009)
Beverly Fishman's Untitled (2009)
Highlights From Pulse Art Fair 2009
A work by Markus Linnenbrink at Fiedler Taubert Contemporary
Joseph Park's The Futurists, After John Singer Sargent (2009) at Rena Bransten Gallery
Joseph Park's The Futurists, After John Singer Sargent (2009) at Rena Bransten Gallery
Highlights From Pulse Art Fair 2009

​The Okay Mountain Corner Store had a drastically different sales strategy but seemed more than a little reminiscent of Xu Zhen's ShanghART Supermarket, which was on display at Basel a few years ago.

Brendan Flanagan's Orange Sunset (2009) at Angell Gallery
Brendan Flanagan's Orange Sunset (2009) at Angell Gallery
A work by Madeleine Berkhemer
A work by Madeleine Berkhemer

Andrew Falkowski Waterloo, 2008
Andrew Falkowski Waterloo, 2008
Photos by Alex Prager at M + B
Photos by Alex Prager at M + B
Highlights From Pulse Art Fair 2009

If I had the money, I'd buy this piece for Sweat Records.


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