Well, folks, its confirmed. The 3rd Affair at the Jupiter Hotel
art fair will be held on Sept 29-Oct.1, 2006.
This influential event (the Aqua
in Miami has since been modeled after the Affair) should prove to be even more extensive in representing a larger slice of the national scene. With less emphasis on Portland galleries than we have seen in the past, this year’s affair includes notables such as Modern Culture
, Lemon Sky
, and Saltworks
Co-Organizers Laurel Gitlen
and Stuart Horodner
surely know how to get the numbers out (over 3000 visitors last year) but what remains to be seen is how much of that traffic relates to actual sales. In any case, it’s a great event to sample galleries from out of town and to make some connections.
This year’s special events include:
A one -person exhibition by Johannesburg-based photographer Roger
Ballen, featuring haunting images from his new Shadow Chamber series.
A day of video screenings selected by infamous curators and collectors.
Participating galleries include: 40000 (Chicago), Allston Skirt (Boston), Art Palace Austin), Augen Gallery (PDX), Jeff Bailey Gallery (NY), Catharine Clark Gallery (SF), Lisa Dent Gallery (SF), Froelick Gallery (PDX), James Harris Gallery (Seattle), Inman Gallery (Houston), Garde Rail Gallery (Seattle), Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle), Nathan Larramendy Gallery (Ojai), Elizabeth Leach Gallery (PDX), Lemon Sky Projects + Editions (Miami), Gregory Lind Gallery (SF), Heather Marx Gallery (SF), Moody Gallery (Houston), Motel (PDX), Modern Culture (NY), Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects (Toronto), Newmark Gallery (SF), Platform Gallery (Seattle), PDX Contemporary Art (PDX), Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery (PDX), Quality Pictures (PDX), Lora Reynolds Gallery (Austin), romo gallery (Atlanta), Rudolph Projects/Artscan Gallery (Houston), Saltworks (Atlanta), Sixtyseven (NY), Solomon Projects (Atlanta), Trillium Press (SF), Western Exhibitions (Chicago), Marcia Wood Gallery (Atlanta).
Good to see the mix of galleries.
...so does this mean Jeff will have a "Fresh Trouble 2" in the works around this timeframe?
Looks like a good mix (less dealers who specialize in self conscious "Nada trend" drawings this time) and since the Oregon Biennial will still be up at the museum a decent showcase for the scene will be on hand. Not a bad time to come to Portland.
There will be some nice international caliber things at the museum and a few of PICA's TBA vis-art holdovers to see as well. September's solo shows in the galleries will probably be the strongest lineup weve seen in a while as well too.
sorry Brad I don't do sequels and the documentary for the FT show will have come out already by then.
repeat? yeah, yeah - me neither.