I did it- 30 galleries in 6 hours. I started with a list of the 300 that Chelsea has to choose from, whittled my list down to 38, then to 26 and was so efficient with my time (sushi? no, trail mix!) that I had time to hit an extra four and still finish up just a little after 6.
Highlights with comments (in no particular order):
Laura Sharp Wilson at McKenzie Fine Art* Larger paintings than I expected were a nice surprise and I could look at some of these forever.
Celeste Boursier-Mougenot at Paula Cooper vacuum cleaners fitted with harmonicas- surprisingly beautiful installation and sounds that responded to the noise made by viewers
Rafael Lozano Hemmer at bitforms complex, uber-smarty-pants -critical-arts-ensemble motion-activated sculptures...whew. Click to watch video.Nathan Lyons at Bruce Silverstein Yes Master...
Zhang Huan at Max Lang If you decide to pursue performance art, remember to document it incredibly well, have a great body and do all performances nekkid.
Taylor McKimens at Clementine His show (The Drips) is good and nasty dog poo, fat armpits, hairy legs havin Red Grooms meets up with R Crumb and has a competition to see who can best resemble the love child of Divine and Charles Bukowski.
Alessandra Sanguinetti at Yossi Milo Sobering images of flesh, life and death. Should be required viewing for all.
*Story and apology to follow in next couple of days.