For its second incarnation, the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) New York fair moved from its original home at the former Dia building in Chelsea to Basketball City, a sprawling athletic complex on the Lower East Side overlooking the East River, where basketball hoops and scoreboards gave way to an ambitious program of performances, installations, and, of course, white-walled, art-filled booths. The setting was curiously apropos, however, given the overall vibe of the fair, devoted to exhibiting emerging artists and galleries, with many exhibitors adopting a playful approach to the art fair format. Here are a few of our favorite booths:
NEW YORK'S ELEVEN RIVINGTON
At the booth of Lower East Side gallery Eleven Rivington, a large-scale wall-mounted work by Michael DeLucia made of construction materials was paired with two colorful monoprints by Aiko Hachisuka.
A humorously airbrushed canvas by Anne-Lise Coste, You Text Too Much (2013), bore a message that was readily applicable to the throngs of fairgoers glued to their iPhones.
A new canvas by Andrew Masullo.
LOS ANGELES'S ANAT EGBI GALLERY
Anat Egbi (formerly known as The Company) brought an array of paintings, spread casually throughout the walls of the booth, by Joe Reihsen, who uses commercial painting tools and pneumatic devices to create textured canvases in a hazy rainbow palette.