by Ben Davis
, which held its third annual installment this last weekend, July 27-29, 2007, has its own kind of pace. "We don’t want to disrupt vacations," Scope fair president Alexis Hubshman
told Bloomberg news recently, putting an appropriately laid-back spin on his effort to bring contemporary art to the Long Island leisure community. Scope proceeds, therefore, not with the cackling commercial frenzy of fair behemoths like Art Basel
, Art Basel Miami Beach
and the Armory Show
-- in which Scope has participated via satellite fairs -- but instead at the slightly dotty rhythm of the very rich on summer holiday.