The ADAA Announces Highlights of the 2016 Edition of
The Art Show
March 2 – 6, 2016
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, November 20, 2015—The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) today announced highlights of the 72 presentations at the 2016 edition of The Art Show. The nation’s most respected and longest-running art fair will take place on March 2-6, 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, with a Gala Preview on March 1 to benefit Henry Street Settlement. Selected from over 100 proposals from ADAA member galleries, this year’s presentations include ambitious solo exhibitions, thought-provoking group shows, and new works presented for the first time—providing audiences a rich selection of works from the late 19th century through today by artists of a variety of genres, practices, and national and international origin. Organized by the ADAA, a nonprofit membership organization of art dealers from around the country, The Art Show offers collectors, arts professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with artworks of the highest quality through intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated exhibitions that encourage close looking and active conversation with art experts.
Notable solo exhibitions for The Art Show 2016 include a joint presentation by Marianne Boesky Gallery and Dominque Levy Gallery of painting, drawing, and sculpture by Frank Stella, and early work by Marilyn Minter presented by Salon 94. Paul Kasmin Gallery will present the first exhibition of seven different bodies of work by Jules Olitski, spanning 45 years of the artist’s career. Rare, vintage performance photographs by Carolee Schneemann will be on view from P.P.O.W, while David Nolan Gallery will present an ambitious installation of a single work by Barry Le Va, retracing his groundbreaking investigations in sculpture from the late 1960s.
“Thoughtfully curated, high quality presentations are a signature of The Art Show—a unique art fair created and organized by a community of art dealers, rather than by an art fair operator. The show’s intimate scale which encourages one-on-one interactions between visitors, experienced dealers, and artworks—represents an emphasis on meaningful and lasting relationships, beyond just transactions,” remarked Adam Sheffer, newly appointed ADAA president and Cheim & Read partner and sales director.
First-time Art Show exhibitor, Haines Gallery of San Francisco, will bring kaleidoscopic sculptures and works on paper by Monir Farmanfarmaian, following her critically acclaimed retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum. Other newcomers include Hauser & Wirth, presenting works by the Modernist Italian sculptor, installation artist, and poet Fausto Melotti, and Tilton Gallery, showing new sculptures by Chicago-born artist Simone Leigh, whose work explores female African-American subjectivity.
A number of presentations will feature new works displayed publicly for the first time at The Art Show, such as mechanical sculptures and works on paper by installation artist Rebecca Horn at Sean Kelly Gallery, new Hernan Bas paintings influenced by mythology and literature at Lehmann Maupin, new non-objective paintings by Andrew Masullo at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, and new works by American artist Ron Gorchov at Cheim & Read. Noted sculptor Deborah Butterfield will create two large-scale bronze works especially for the fair, presented by Danese Corey. As part of Rhona Hoffman Gallery’s group exhibition Cut, Sliced, Stitched, Torn, new works by emerging artist Natalie Frank will be shown alongside established international artists such as Alighiero Boetti, Spencer Finch, Lucio Fontana, Jim Hodges, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Richard Tuttle, exploring the gesture of cutting, tearing, and stitching in artists’ practices from 1966 to the present. An equally ambitious exhibition presented by Howard Greenberg Gallery and Hans. P. Kraus Jr. Inc. will explore the Photo-Secession movement—founded in 1902 by Alfred Stieglitz to advance photography as an art form—through photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Clarence White, Alvin Langdon Coburn, and Gertrude Käsebier, among others.
“This year’s presentations are dynamic, ambitious, and vibrant, and speak volumes about the global breadth of art and market expertise of ADAA members. We look forward to welcoming collectors, arts professionals, and the public to experience these high-quality presentations and engage personally with experts in the field,” commented Chair of The Art Show, Anthony Meier.
Organized by the ADAA as a platform for dealers and a resource for the public, The Art Show is also part of the nonprofit organization’s philanthropic partnerships. Admission from The Art Show and proceeds from the Gala Preview benefit the Henry Street Settlement, one of New York’s leading social service, arts and health care organizations. AXA Art Americas Corporation, a pioneering specialist in the fine art and collectibles insurance space, has returned for the fifth consecutive year as Lead Partner.