Some of miart’s most compelling booths can be found in the Emergent section, which is devoted to young galleries. Among them is pact, a Parisian gallery just shy of a year old, which is presenting a large work on paper by Italian-Venezuelan artist Manuel Scano Larrazàbal and several sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist Amy Brener. According to gallery co-founder Charlotte Trivini, the gallery discovered Brener’s work in last year’s “Greater New York” exhibition at MoMA PS1. Brener’s pastel-colored resin and foam sculptures conjure up a mock-archaeological assemblage of objects from daily life—fossilised bed posts, flowers, and keyboards—that become almost alien in their new form.
By Laurie Rojas