NEW YORK—Navigating The Armory Show can be a daunting adventure, but organizers have made it a priority to ease the strain with plenty of stylish seating areas, bars and cafes dispersed throughout Pier 94. Most importantly, around every corner there are fascinating works to see, some odd (racy, amazon chick sculptures), easily overlooked (those were Ai Weiwei chairs) or composed of unexpected materials. And in this den of contemporary art, there are even some paintings on exhibit, too. Representative highlights are featured below.
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“Petrol Cargo” by Romuald Hazoume at October Gallery of London.
“T/O/T/E/M (…in a row…),” 2014 (ceramic, ash plywood, plexiglass, patina) by Nathan Mabry at Praz Delavallade of Paris, France.
Installation view, from left, “T/O/T/E/M (…in a row…),” 2014 (ceramic, ash plywood, plexiglass, patina) and “T/O/T/E/M (…would have bit you…),” 2014 (ceramic, red oak plywood, plexiglass, patina) both by by Nathan Mabry at Praz Delavallade of Paris, France.
Installation view of “102 Colors From My Dreams” by Spencer Finch.
HOLES IN THE WALL sculptures: “nine inch exit,” “flat shoe portal,” boybutt gate” and “head down entrance,” all 2014 (Styrofoam, Aqua resin, fiberglass and plaster) by Cajsa von Zeipel at Andrehn Schiptjenko of Stockholm.
“La Chine est proche,” 2013 (camel bone) by Adel Abdessemed at David Zwirner of New York.