Lapping Up NADA New York’s Lush Portraits and Giant Tongue Sculptures

Hyperallergic | March 2018

By Benjamin Sutton

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Blue Hand, 2018
glazed ceramic with gold luster

A few of the fair’s best booths are devoted to individual sculptors, like that of Buenos Aires-based Walden Gallery, where Rodolfo Marqués is showing painted wood models of handheld devices featuring absurd, politically-pointed game titles like “Breaking into the Suspended Worker’s Sweatshop,” “Hunger,” and “Food for 15 Days.” Meanwhile, visiting the booth of Queens-based gallery Mrs. is like stepping into an IRL still life, with its tabletop display of refined and funny ceramic sculptures by Genesis Belanger. For a very different but no less stellar display of clay, visit Geary Contemporary’s booth, where the powerful and prickly totems and tangles of glazed ceramics by Heidi Lau are a delight to behold.