After enjoying the change and chaos of the inaugural Independent fair last year (covered), we made sure to return this year when making our Armory week rounds. And we were glad we did. Although the Independent can feel somewhat chaotic because of its lack of walls to designate individual booths, the art presented tends to be much edgier and less commercial than that shown at many of the other fairs. Even so, we were able to find a lot of work that we enjoyed, some by well-known galleries showing artists we recognized—such as Roe Ethridge, Josephine Meckseper and David Shrigley—and others that were completely new to us. Take a look at images from the Independent, after the jump.

David Shrigley

Frances Stark

Meredyth Sparks

Miriam Cahn

Josephine Meckseper

Roe Ethridge