While galleries are usually expected to take it up a notch at Art Basel in Miami Beach, in the case of Gavin Brown, taking it down a notch has made for a solid booth, which speaks to the quality of his program and the individual voices of his roster. On the exterior of the booth, you’ll find two works by
(who simultaneously has a solo exhibition on view at the ICA Miami
) that ask you to get closer: the large, four-panel painting Mutter und Kind (Maggi)
(1980) and a mesmerizing video work Gummibaum
(1993/1994). Political works by
—a series made in response to the U.S. election, which is being shown by multiple galleries, thus becoming a visual through-line within the fair—and 3D-printed works by
add a breath of levity. Meanwhile, three large paintings by
speak to one another across the booth. Taking away the gallery’s usual spectacle gives one the space to appreciate the breadth of works the gallery offers.