ADAA ~ The Art Show 2020 Annual Fair at Park Avenue Armory



James Guy (1909-1983), Capital Minus Labor, 1938. Oil on canvas board, 14 x 18 in. Courtesy Hirschl & Adler Gallery.

Art Dealers Association of America’s (ADAA) Annual Fair to Benefit Henry Street Settlement Will take places from February 27 through March 1, 2020, featuring more than 40 Solo presentations, an emphasis on female artists, and dynamic group presentations spanning art history + ADAA Gallery Walk Midtown & Upper Ease Side.

Honore Sharrer (1920-2009), Afternoon of a Satyr, 1989, Oil on vans, 20 x 19 7/8 in. Courtesy of Hirschl & Adler Gallery.

Members of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), a nonprofit organization of the nation’s leading art dealers, will join forces for The Art Show this February to showcase their dynamic programs from across the country. Opening with the annual Gala Preview on Wednesday, February 26, the 2020 edition will take place February 27 through March 1, at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 68th Street.

Times in conjunction with The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory, over 40 ADAA member galleries will open their doors to the public for a collaborative gallery walk on Saturday, February 29th.

The 2020 iteration will see more than half of the fair dedicated to solo presentations, in addition to vibrant thematic and group exhibitions. All proceeds from fair admission and the gala benefit Henry Street Settlement, one of New York’s leading social service, arts, and health care organizations. As Henry Street Settlement’s greatest source of unrestricted funding, The Art Show has raised over $32 million for the nonprofit for more than three decades of partnership with the ADAA. AXA XL, a division of AXA, a pioneering specialist in the fine art and collectibles insurance space, has returned for the 9th consecutive year as Lead Partner of The Art Show in 12 years of partnership with ADAA.

Ruth Ray, Venus de Milo, 1963. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in. Courtesy Hirschl & Adler Gallery.

The Art Show is an extraordinary collaboration between the nation’s leading art dealers to showcase their programs and engage with art enthusiasts and each other, as well as benefit a great cause in Henry Street Settlement,” said Andrew Schoelkopf, President of the ADAA and Co-founder of Menconi + Schoelkopf. “As always, the 2020 fair promises to offer an exceptional experience for collectors, arts professionals and the public, with an unparalleled focus on in-depth, museum-quality exhibitions unseen at any other art fair.”

Richard Diebenkorn, Twelve, 1984. Courtesy Susan Sheehan Gallery

“From its inception, The Art Show has been not only a beloved New York City cultural event but the greatest source of flexible funding to Henry Street Settlement, enabling the Settlement to help community members in need to better their lives and pursue their dreams,” said David Garza, Henry Street Settlement President and CEO. “The Art Show and the generosity of its patrons allow us to provide our community with access to the arts, academic support for low-income students, mental health counseling, shelter from homelessness and domestic violence, job-placement, and senior services. Our invaluable partnership with the ADAA means that The Art Show guest can enjoy a world-class experience knowing that they are also meaningfully helping New Yorkers in need.”

Rivington & Attorney Streets, Lower East Side, 1940 © Weegee/International Center of Photography. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery.

The 2020 edition will feature over 40 intimately scaled solo presentations—including 15 dedicated to female artists—as well as joint, thematic, and dual presentations that offer new perspectives on influential artists and opportunities for in-depth exploration of up-and-coming and underrecognized contributions to art history. The fair will feature many first-time exhibitors, including David Kordansky Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, McClain Gallery, Gallery Wendi Norris, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, and Leon Tovar Gallery.

The dynamic line-up champions pioneering female artists across more than five decades of practice, including reexaminations of key historical figures. Among the highlights are:

• A joint presentation by Bortolami and Andrew Kreps Gallery of the late painter Carla Accardi

Carla Accardi #639, 1974; Transparent plastic on wooden frame. 58 1/4 x 58 7/8 in (148 x 148 cm), Courtesy of Bortolami, New York

• Pavel Zoubok’s presentation of sculptures by Vanessa German, the sculptor, writer, and activist, whose works will come together in an immersive installation;

• Paintings by Jane Wilson that have not been exhibited publicly for more than three decades, presented by DC Moore Gallery;

• An exhibition showcasing the work of Mercedes Pardo, the Venezuelan master and leader in geometric abstraction, presented by Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino;

• Seminal Op Art pieces by Edna Andrade, exhibited by Locks Gallery;

• A range of vintage pornographic images, transformed by Beverly Semmes as part of her Feminist Responsibility Project (FRP) at the 57th Carnegie International, organized by Susan Inglett Gallery.

William H. Johnson (1901-1970), Going to Church, c.1941, pochoir on paper, 13 1/8″ x 7 1/2″, signed; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY

Additional solo presentations include:

• Galerie Lelong & Co.’s presentation of paintings exploring overlooked histories of conflict by the late Ficre Ghebreyesus, whose work was rarely shown during his short lifetime;

• An exhibition of new work by Zanele Muholi, including a series created in formerly colonized countries of Africa, presented by Yancey Richardson Gallery

Judith Eisler, roy (profile), 2019. Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 x 1 3/4 in (121.9 x 152.4 x 4.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York

• New embroidered compositions by Palestinian American artist Jordan Nassar, exhibited by James Cohan;

• A mirrored floor installation, alongside never-before-exhibited photograms by Walead Beshty, presented by Petzel;

• P.P.O.W.’s exhibition of new works by Ramiro Gomez, a painter whose practice centers on the unseen figures powering the art world;

• Sikkema Jenkins & Co.’s display of new work from Jeffrey Gibson, a 2019 recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant, whose multimedia practice explores and celebrates his Choctaw and Cherokee heritage, his queer identity, pan-Native American visual culture, and American popular culture.

JJeffrey Gibson, ‘World to the Live to the Love to the Slave to the Rhythm’ 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & co.

Vibrant thematic, group, and dual presentations are additionally a consistent emphasis and highlight of the fair. The 2020 presentations range from surveys of important periods and genres of art history, to celebrations of the legacy of art dealers. Highlights include:

• A joint presentation by Fraenkel Gallery and Luhring Augustine juxtaposing the use of text in the practices of Lee Friedlander and Christopher Wool;

• A dedication to renowned art dealer Phyllis Kind and her eponymous galleries in New York and Chicago, curated by Venus Over Manhattan, in collaboration with Kind’s longtime director, Karen Lennox;

• Jonathan Boos’ exhibition Psychological Realism featuring a range of works that explore deep psychological narratives through realistic imagery.

The Art Show 2020 Exhibitors include ~ Anglim Gilbert Gallery; Berggruen Gallery; Peter Blum Gallery; Marianne Boesky Gallery; Jonathan Boos; Bortolami; Castelli Gallery; Chem & Read; James Cohan; Danziger Gallery; DC Moore Gallery; The Elkon Gallery, Inc.; Debra Force Fine Art; Fraenkel Gallery; Peter Freeman, Inc.; James Goodman Gallery; Marian Goodman Gallery; Alexander Gray Associates; Richard Gray Gallery; Howard Greenberg Gallery; Hirschl & Adler Galleries; Hirschl & Adler Modern; Nancy Hoffman Gallery; Hosfelt Gallery; Susan Inglett Gallery; Casey Kaplan; Kasmin; Kayne Griffin Corcoran; June Kelly Gallery; Sean Kelly; David Kordansky Gallery; Krakow Witkin Gallery; Andrew Kreps Gallery; Galerie LeLong & Co.; Locks Gallery; Jeffrey H. Loria & Co., Inc.; Luhring Augustine; Luxembourg & Dayan; Matthew Marks Gallery; Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art; Barbara Mathes Gallery; McClain Gallery; Miles McEnery Gallery; Anthony Meier Fine Arts; Menconi + Schoelkopf; Donald Morris Gallery, Inc.; Jill Newhouse Gallery; Gallery Wendi Norris; P.P.O.W.; Pace Gallery; Pace Prints; Franklin Parrasch Gallery; Petzel Gallery; Ricco/Maresca Gallery; Yancey Richardson Gallery; Michael Rosenfeld Gallery; Salon 94; Susan Sheehan Gallery; Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino; Sikkema Jenkins & Co.; Jessica Silverman Gallery; Speronne Westwater; Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects; Leon Tovar Gallery; Van Doren Waxter; Venus Over Manhattan; Meredith Ward Fine Art; Washburn Gallery; Michael Werner; Yares Art; Pavel Zoubok Fine Art; David Zwirner

Stay tuned for The Armory Show, March 5-8 along with Armory Art Week