NEW YORK—Cutlog NY has returned to the Lower East Side. The self-described “cutting-edge” art fair features a wide-range of artists including Swoon, who currently has an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, and Elise Siegel, whose crudely sculpted busts (above) possess a certain refinement and Keun Young Park, who creates intricate portraits composed of torn and pasted photographs (both on view at the Accola Griefen Gallery booth).
Cutting-edge describes a variety of works in the contemporary art world—the good, the bad and the ugly. At cutlog, it is defined by innovative works from talents such as Swoon, Siegel and Park, as well projects more marginally described as art, works that lack aesthetic appeal and apparent concept. Overall, the hits outweigh the misses.
The second edition of cutlog is currently underway at The Clemente at 107 Suffolk Street, a former school where more than 50 exhibitors are showing works through May 11, 2014. Herewith, the more compelling offerings.
All photos by Arts Observer
Works by Adam Handler at Monica Buckle Gallery. At left, “Cry Baby II,” 2013 (acrylic and oil stick on canvas).
“Sister Sweet,” 2013 (acrylic and oil stick on canvas) by Adam Handler at Monica Buckle Gallery.
Mixed-media work by Ward Yoshimoto at Galerie Spree of Paris.
“The Ulysses Glove Project” (2010-2012) by Jessica Deane Rosner.
Detail of “The Ulysses Glove Project” (2010-2012) by Jessica Deane Rosner.