Elizabeth Denny’s Top Picks | Miami Beach 2020
UNTITLED, ART is pleased to introduce a new series of curated selections from the art fair. Cultural tastemakers, international curators, gallerists, and local collectors will be tapped to share their picks from the Online Viewing Rooms of UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach 2020.
Today’s highlighted selection comes from Elizabeth Denny, founder of Denny Dimin Gallery, which is participating in its ninth straight edition of the Miami Beach fair. Read on to explore Elizabeth’s picks from beyond Denny Dimin Gallery’s booth (A3).
It was a bittersweet pleasure to view all the work on view at UNTITLED this year from my desk at the gallery in New York. There is a lot of interesting work available from all over the world. These are my favorites in addition to what we are exhibiting at Denny Dimin Gallery of course!
Nicolas Grenier, What You Want, What We Want (II), digital pigment print, 2020.
Grenier’s work has resonated with me for nearly a decade and he shows with two of my favorite galleries to visit at fairs: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles and Bradley Ertaskiran in Montreal. I have had the pleasure of including him in a couple group exhibitions at Denny Dimin Gallery. He makes crisp, colorful paintings that read like data visualizations of economic forces in our lives. The work feels even more relevant right now as it examines how we interpret and process data on a personal level. The works available at the fair are digital prints, so they are very affordable, but you should follow up with the gallery about available paintings if you love the work.
Daisy Parris, No More Pain For You, Please, oil and collage on canvas, 2020.
Parris is a young artist from London. These abstract, multimedia paintings are really powerful and a welcome discovery for me at the fair in the booth of her gallery Sim Smith. I love I Saw A Rat Yesterday and Thought of You, but it has already been sold, so check out No More Pain for You, Please at the refreshingly emerging price point of $6,000. Her gallery is currently hosting an online viewing room of Parris’s work that you can visit at here to read an in-depth interview and see a lot more images that help to understand the work.
Caitlin Cherry, Look, watercolor and pencil on paper, 2019.
Cherry is one of the most fascinating artists of her generation- whether she is working in sculpture, installation, or painting. Her paintings with kaleidoscopic rainbow patterning are unflinching examinations of the representation of black women in the media and on social media. This is definitely an artist to watch if you are not following her already… her installation work is particularly ambitious so keep an eye out for these projects when they come up. There are two lovely paintings available through Luce Gallery but I love the watercolor, Look.
Jenna Gribbon, Curtain Free Kitchen, oil on linen, 2020.
Jenna Gribbon is one of those artists who makes me feel a little bit uncomfortable, in a good way. Her paintings of nudes, often at home- in the midst of living or fucking or something- connect so deeply with the awkward voyeurism of our lives on social media. In person, her paintings are usually tiny, and demand that you really peer into them, often discovering something a bit raunchy, tender, or endearing- you never know! All of her paintings with Fredericks and Freiser have been sold, but follow up with them and see if you can get your hands on one someday.
Nico Krijno, Electric Stacks, inkjet print on photorag paper, 2018.
Krijno is a South African artist I have been following online for nearly a decade. I love his illusionistic digital photographs that verge on Op-Art. They are disorienting and unbalancing and I bet they are amazing in person. I am glad to see his work with Elizabeth Houston Gallery at Untitled! Electric Stacks is one of my favorites from a few years ago, but check out the new work Lockdown for a perfect encapsulation of 2020.
Hiba Schahbaz, Pink Mountain, watercolor and tea on paper, 2020.
Schahbaz is a Pakistan-born artist who lives in Brooklyn. She uses deceptively traditional, miniature style portraiture to tell bold stories about her contemporary female subjects. De Buck Gallery is exhibiting both a large scale painting with watercolor and tea on paper, and three small works presumably at affordable prices.
UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach OVR is open December 2–6, 2020.