Detail of an installation by Curtis Mann at Kussenneers Gallery from Antwerp, at Pulse New York. (Photos by C-M.)
If I had to pick one word to described Pulse, it would be “shiny.” That’s probably because I can’t get the visual of Kristian Kozul’s bedazzled mechanical bull out of my head – swinging around the café area like a giant designer handbag. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of non-blingy (and highly interesting) stuff to ogle, from Curtis Mann’s bleached-out pictures at Kussenneers, to Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova clever porn parody shots at SPACE, to the serene black-and-whites of Sarah McKenzie Beth Dow at Jen Bekman to the installation of pictures and video by Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation at Edward Winkleman. (While at Winkleman, don’t miss Joy Garnett’s apocalyptic landscape paintings, hanging on the outside wall.) There’s an eyeful to see and plenty to buy — including, hilariously, a booth shilling condos by I.M. Pei.
The fair is up through 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Click on images to supersize. Lots of photos after the jump.