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The ADAA Announces Exhibitors and Highlights for The Art Show 2017

Event Date: 
1 March 2017
New York, NY

72 ADAA Member Galleries Selected to Present Curated Exhibitions,Re-examining Established Artists and Highlighting New Talent

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) today announced the exhibitors and highlights for its 29th annual edition of The Art Show, the nation’s most respected and longest-running fine art fair. Held annually in New York at the Park Avenue Armory, the 2017 edition will take place on March 1-5, 2017, with a Gala Preview on February 28, to benefit the Henry Street Settlement. Organized by the ADAA, a nonprofit membership organization of art dealers across the country, The Art Show offers collectors, art professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with artworks of the highest quality through thoughtfully curated presentations that encourage close looking and active conversation with the nation’s leading art gallerists.

Each year, ADAA members wishing to participate submit proposals that outline inventive curatorial concepts for single artist, dual, or group exhibitions – a process which ensures the highest standard of artistic quality and connoisseurship that has become synonymous with the fair. For the 2017 edition, ADAA’s Art Show Committee selected 72 proposals from over 100 submissions from member galleries, providing audiences with a diverse selection of works from the late 19th century through today, by artists of a variety of genres, practices, and national and international origin – representing the full breadth and depth of the Association’s art expertise. The 2017 show will include a number of first-time exhibitors, including Fergus McCaffreyJames FuentesHosfelt Gallery, and Casey Kaplan, and longtime ADAA members who are newly returning to the fair, including Paula Cooper Gallery and Gavin Brown’s enterprise.

“The Art Show is an opportunity for ADAA members to extend their dynamic programs beyond the gallery walls with ambitious presentations that showcase the range of artists and genres they represent,” said Adam Sheffer, ADAA President and Cheim & Read Partner and Sales Director. “The consistent quality and scope of the fair each year reflects the impressive expertise and diversity of our membership, and affirms The Art Show’s unique role as a thoughtful and intimate viewing experience during the flurry of New York Arts Week.”

For the 2017 edition, ADAA members will present a wide range of solo exhibitions highlighting artists from around the world, including presentations that offer new insights on established and influential artists, such as Abstract Expressionist Norman Lewis, whose paintings will be presented by Michael Rosenfeld Gallery; leading Minimalist Josef Albers, whose paintings and drawings on paper will be presented by David Zwirner; and Post-Impressionist Édouard Vuillard, whose paintings and works on paper will be presented by Jill Newhouse GalleryThomas Colville Fine Art will also feature the first historical survey in decades for American landscape painter George Inness. Other notable solo exhibitions explore significant artists working today, such as Salon 94’s presentation of new works by MoMA-honored Pakistani sculptor Huma Bhabha, and the first four-decade survey of Joyce Pensato’s work, presented by Petzel.

This year’s fair also includes a number of notable surveys of Latin American and Mexican artists, including two exhibitions spanning more than 40 years of work by Argentinian artist

Liliana Porter, presented by Hosfelt Gallery, and by Cuban artist Zilia Sanchez, presented byGalerie Lelong. CRG Gallery will present a solo exhibition of works by Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha, and Alexander Gray Associates will present works created collaboratively by German-born Uruguayan artist Luis Camnitzer and The New York Graphic Workshop. Mary-Anne Martin / Fine Art, noted for its Latin American art program, will celebrate the gallery’s 35thanniversary with selections from modern Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo, 20th-century Abstract Expressionist and Surrealist Roberto Matta, Afro-Cuban painter Wifredo Lam, and Uruguayan-Catalan Modernist Joaquín Torres García.

 “We’re proud to welcome new and returning members to The Art Show in 2017,” said Chair of The Art Show, Anthony Meier. “This year’s fair spans over two centuries of art history and represents an incredible range of artists internationally. Many ADAA members are revisiting the continued influence of well-known artists with exciting approaches that offer new insights to their work. Others are highlighting artists who deserve further exploration through both solo and group exhibitions.”

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 sixth consecutive year as Lead Partner.

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