Fair Director’s Pick: James Weir
As part of our ongoing series highlighting exceptional artists showing in The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, we asked Los Angeles Fair Director Nicole Garton to select the artists she is most excited for people to discover. This week, she shares her insights into her latest pick.
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Fair Director’s Pick for the Week of October 4
“James Weir is an American artist, based in Los Angeles, who shoots his body of photographs almost exclusively from his car window. If Garry Winogrand is the quintessential New York photographer, capturing the spirit of the city’s bustling sidewalks on foot, then James is Los Angeles’ answer, distilling that familiar vacant grit of auto-bound L.A. and the American West into something beautiful—without, as he says, ‘the crutch of an exotic location,’ nor the possibility of ‘over-working’ them, due to their fleeting nature.” –Nicole Garton, Director, The Other Art Fair Los Angeles
As Nicole forms her recommendations, she is considering key aspects of an artist’s work that demand special recognition—whether it be a fully articulated style that is unique and arresting, a mastery of technical skill that reveals an uncommon talent, or a strong underpinning of ideas that is fresh and provocative. It is our hope this this series will help you discover an artist whose works you really love.
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