Highlights from the Fountain Art Fair

Four standout unorthodox artists

Known for its avant-garde, outsider artwork and selection of smaller independent galleries, the Fountain Art Fair can easily be likened to the rebellious kid sibling amongst the Armory Show’s satellite art fairs. Despite being in a new location this year—the 69th Regiment Armory building (renowned for housing the original 1913 Armory show)—Fountain’s 60-plus galleries and exhibitors reliably showcased the same punkish, boundary-pushing attitude that has …

Rewilding

Portraits of women in the wild offer a striking exploration of femininity and nature

In her new book Rewilding, Cass Bird exuberantly dances around the defining lines of femininity, sexuality and the human connection to nature. Shedding gender definitions, and, at times, their clothes in the hilly countryside of Tennessee, Bird’s models are perfectly atypical. Without commentary, the photos themselves vigorously pose questions of androgyny, leaving the answers up to the viewer. With the typical charm of Bird’s photos—energetic, …