Glasgow Fair Tries To Take The Next Step

“After 10 years of financial development but fluctuating quality and a growing belief that it was falling just too far downmarket to attract serious players, this year’s Glasgow Art Fair is making determined efforts to mature. Of course, growing up is hard to do and the fair has come under concerted pressure from those local galleries who perceive themselves as unfairly excluded… For the visitor, the ability to breathe will be welcome, the atmosphere is far more visually careful, with spaces well hung and a better focus on individual artists rather than a pile-’em-high Wal-Mart approach to retailing that was beginning to prevail.”