The ADAA Art Show, a mainstay of the New York art calendar, turns 30 this year. The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), a non-profit membership organization of art dealers across the country, will hold its annual show at the Park Avenue Armory—its home for the past 30 years. The show kicks off on February 27 with the Gala Preview benefitting the Henry Street Settlement, which has been its partner since the fair's inception.
The fair's dealers go through a rigorous application process in order to participate. Each year, the ADAA's Art Show committee selects proposals from the organization's member galleries that represent unique curatorial approaches to single artist, dual, or group exhibitions. Seventy-two proposals were selected this year, including several from first-time exhibitors such as Maccarone, Danziger Gallery, Altman Siegel, Jonathan Boos, Chambers Fine Art, and Sicardi Gallery.
One highlight of the fair comes from New York dealer Lehmann Maupin, which will present new photographs by Catherine Opie. Work by the celebrated photographer will include Rainbow Falls (2015, pigment print) and Stump Fire #1 (2012, pigment print). San Francisco gallery Altman Siegel will present a solo booth of new york by Liam Everett. Fresh off a solo exhibition at SFMOMA in 2017, the artist will be showing Untitled (Lotus-Eaters) and Untitled (So much the better, so much the better) (both: 2017 acrylic paint, enamel paint, salt, and alcohol on linen), and several other new works that explore the physical aspects of supporting and showing paintings. New York's Casey Kaplan gallery will feature Night Swimmers, a 2017 oil-on-linen painting by Jonathan Gardner. The artist blends influences like the Chicago Imagists (he studied under Jim Nutt at the Art Institute of Chicago) and Fernand Léger's writing on the human figure's plastic (rather than sentimental) value, to create uniquely surreal female portraits.
New York dealer Michael Rosenfeld Gallery wil present several paintings by William T. Williams, including Quick Step (111 1/2 Series), a 2000 acrylic on plywood piece. Paintings by the late representational painter and muse Jane Freilicher will be on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery's booth. The presentation will include Untitled (seated nude with Blude Robe) (1970, oil on linen) and Nude on green blanket (1967, oil on canvas). New York gallery Pavel Zoubok will feature work by the Polish-born American painter and collagist Janice BIala, such as Table Chargee (1963, mixed media collage on cavas). Jill Newhouse will have several works by Nabi painter Pierre Bonnard in tow. Among them will be Maison dans la vallée, a watercolor, oil gouache, and pencil on paper (circa 1922).