At the NADA Fair, Cheryl Donegan and Richard Haines curated by Sam Gordon. The performance, featured in "W" magazine, highlighted Donegan's work as a designer for PAOM (Print All Over Me). Photo Vincent Dilio.
Cheryl Donegan and Debra Barrera after the former's NADA performance. Photo Jon Hopson.
Must-see at NADA: Barrera investigates Josh Reames at Johannes Vogt Gallery. Photo Jon Hopson.
Puppies Puppies (the viles are full of live leeches!) at Courtney Blades (Chicago), during NADA. Inside info: "Puppies Puppies" is originally from Dallas and will be exhibiting with Hello Project Gallery in December 2015.
Located at Randall's Island Park. Frieze takes place under a giant white tent that seems to span miles. A blue-chip collector's paradise, Frieze New York had a lot of big names. One of our favorites was Math Bass at Overduin & Co.
More of Math Bass at Overduin & Co., a Frieze top pick. We both love Bass' work, but this booth was one of the best in the whole fair.
Math Bass' "Off the Clock" at MoMA PS1 offered another chance to see the artist. Photo Debra Barrera.
Ida Ekblad (paintings) and Nicole Wermers (sculpture) at London dealer Herald St also stood out for us at Frieze. Photo via artcrawl.tv.
Ida Ekblad at Karma International from Zurich was another Frieze fave. Photo Jon Hopson.
Josh Faught at Lisa Cooley, exhibited Frieze, caught our attention.
Texan Andy Coolquitt also made an impact in Lisa Cooley's Frieze booth.
Takuro Kuwata ceramics at Tokyo gallerist Tomio Koyama, paired with paintings by Satoshi Ohno. Photo Tomio Koyama.
A Takuro Kuwata vase at Tomio Koyama, Frieze. Photo Tomio Koyama.
Frieze finale. Last but not least: Joanna Malinowska's "Three Walruses" sculpture at Canada. Photo Debra Barrera.
Standout openings in Manhattan during Frieze week were a pair of exhibitions at Johannes Vogt. Shown: Brian Kokoska and Chloe Seibert's "Night Cage."
Barrera checks out "Night Cage" by Brian Kokoska and Chloe Seibert at Johannes Vogt. Photo Jon Hopson.
Also recommended at Johannes Vogt: Chelsea Culp's installation riffing on a modern fairy tale in "Ella, Ella, Ella."
Chelsea Culp's take on Cinderella at Johannes Vogt in Chelsea.
What trip would be complete without art-inspired food from ChikaLicious. This multiple-course dessert bar serves up carefully crafted desserts in the same fashion as an intimate and exclusive sushi bar. Photo Debra Barrera.
Jon Hopson in the clear, blue yonder of the new Whitney. Photo Debra Barrera.
Gallerist Jonathan Hopson + Artist Debra Barrera Take Manhattan
Jonathan Hopson, the director of Houston’s Hello Project Gallery, and CAMH-exhibited Debra Barrera spent mid-May in Manhattan, canvasing the fairs and investigating the scene. Scroll through for their top picks from all the art action, from Frieze to NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance), plus learn which gallery won their heart for best opening during the week of visual frenzy.