NEW YORK, NY.-
On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, the Art Dealers Association of America
announced the 34th annual edition of The Art Show, one of the longest-running art fairs in the country. Founded as a means to benefit Henry Street Settlement, the fair will donate all admissions proceeds to the social services organization that has aided New Yorkers in need for nearly 130 years. The 2022 edition takes place in the historic Park Avenue Armory, and will run from November 3-6, with the annual Benefit Preview on Wednesday, November 2. This year, The Art Show will feature a record number of booths from 78 ADAA member galleries. Of these, an impressive 55 booths will feature solo presentations that explore the work of just one artist, allowing visitors thoughtful, curated experiences akin to those found in galleriesalso a record for the fair.
The Art Show was jointly conceived in 1989 by the ADAA and Henry Street Settlementone of the countrys longest-running nonprofit organizations, founded in 1893 under the name Nurses Settlement. Each year, Henry Street directly supports 50,000 New Yorkers in need through its education, employment, shelter, health and wellness, and arts programs. The Art Show has raised more than $35 million over the course of the past three decades and continues to be Henry Streets greatest source of unrestricted funding. All admission fees from the run-of-show go to Henry Street Settlement, along with the proceeds from its Benefit Preview gala evening, one of New York societys most cherished annual events. For the 11th consecutive year in 14 years of partnership, AXA XL, a division of AXA, returns as the Lead Insurance Partner of The Art Show, providing specialist fine art and collectibles risk management solutions.
Maureen Bray, ADAA Executive Director: I am so proud of the ADAAs partnership with Henry Street Settlement. Especially now, at a time when the art world is endeavoring to create more equitable spaces, The Art Show has continually benefitted one of the longest running social services, arts, and health care organizations in the country for the past 35 years and continues to collaborate with the Settlement in new and exciting ways.
For the past 60 years, the ADAA has supported the nations leading fine art galleries, allowing them to focus on the economic and cultural contributions they offer their local communities and the world at large. Today, the organization includes nearly 200 diverse members from more than 30 cities in the U.S., with these galleries representing hundreds of established and emerging artists internationally. As the only fair with a rigorous peer review process in which all booth proposals are vetted by the ADAA member galleries that have applied, the resulting standard of connoisseurship has become synonymous with The Art Show.
This year, the fair will play host to presentations by new ADAA members that were inducted in 2022, including: Derek Eller Gallery (New York), GAVLAK (Los Angeles and Palm Beach), Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York), parrasch heijnen (Los Angeles), Almine Rech (New York), and Von Lintel Gallery (Santa Monica). This year also marks the return of regular presenters at The Art Show that have not participated in recent years, among them: Paula Cooper Gallery (New York), Mitchell Innes & Nash (New York), Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago), Lehmann Maupin (New York), Anton Kern Gallery (New York), and Meredith Ward Fine Art (New York). All this in addition to ADAA stalwarts like David Zwirner (New York), Marian Goodman Gallery (New York), Castelli Gallery (New York), Kasmin (New York), Matthew Marks Gallery (New York and Los Angeles), Sperone Westwater (New York), and Sean Kelly (New York and Los Angeles).
This years 55 booths offering solo presentationspromoting an atmosphere of close-looking and one-on-one conversations with dealers and artistsfeature a wide range of artists, and showcase key art historical figures of the 19th century alongside emerging voices in contemporary art from diverse, international locales including Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, and Beijing. They include:
Drawings and sculptures by Ricardo Brey, presented by Alexander Gray Associates.
An exhibition from Anthony Meier Fine Arts of paintings on vintage museum sheets created over the past decade by Sarah Cain.
A dozen new large-format paintings by Zio Ziegler, presented by Almine Rech, from the artists Essential Figures series, which features improvised linework and layers of amorphous forms.
Anton Kern Gallerys booth of work by Marcus Jahmal, whose interiors, landscapes, and portraiture are united by the artists deep brushwork and unique sense of color.
Felt works by Robert Morris (1931-2018), presented by Castelli Gallery, where the artist first exhibited this same body of work in 1968.
A selection by Cheim & Read of rare Lynda Benglis Lagniappe sculptures from 1976-1979, which represent a direct, eccentric, and erotic response to Minimalism.
A presentation by David Kordansky Gallery of new paintings by Raul Guerrero, who has made work informed by his experiences as an American of Mexican ancestry in Southern California.
Significant watercolors on paper by Alice Neel (1900-1984), presented by David Zwirner.
Garth Greenan Gallerys presentation of works from 1969-1971 by Gladys Nilsson, a member of the Hairy Who, which will feature her silver ink on black paper drawings and a rare early large-scale painting.
A show of sculptures by the American master ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011), presented by James Cohan.
An exhibition by James Fuentes of work by New York-based painter Juanita McNeely, which will span her five-decade career and focus on the principles of self-portraiture that lie at the heart of her oeuvre.
New work by South African artist Nicholas Hlobo, who uses tactile materials such as ribbon, leather, wood, and rubber that he melds and weaves together into hybrid objects, presented by Lehmann Maupin.
A monumental painting from Liu Xiaodongs Shaanbei project, Reforming Loafers 1 (2018), presented in Lisson Gallerys booth, alongside works on paper and sketchbooks.
New and historically important works by William Kentridge in a booth presentation by Marian Goodman Gallery, featuring works on paper, sculpture, and prints.
An exhibition by Mitchell-Innes & Nash of Antônio Henrique Amaral (1935-2015), a key figure in Brazilian and Latin American art who came of age under military dictatorship in Brazil in 1964.
A presentation of new mixed-media paintings by Erik Lindman in Peter Blum Gallerys booth that will feature the artists process-driven practice through which he creates multilayered and tactile non-representational work with repurposed found materials.
New paintings by Ross Bleckner, presented by Petzel, including those that feature flowers as a recurring motif as well as others more closely aligned with pure abstraction.
A focused presentation by Sperone Westwater of recent photographic works, several of which were created specifically for The Art Show, by artist Joana Choumali from Côte d'Ivoire.
A new body of work by Sprüth Magerss gallery artist Louise Lawler.
A presentation of historical works by artist Julio Le Parc by Nara Roesler, which focuses on the artists iconic Alchimie series and is punctuated by a kinetic sculpture.
The remaining booths at The Art Show are no less rigorous in their curation, and feature an outsized number of presentations that focus on female artists. Highlights from those multi-artist booths include:
An intergenerational cohort of women artists from GAVLAKs program, spanning more than 75 years, which continues the gallerys commitment to expanding the contemporary art discourse to be more inclusive of the contributions of female artists.
A survey of work by eight women photographers who focused their gaze on the streets around them, presented by Howard Greenberg Gallery.
George Rickeys (1907-2002) kinetic sculptures and Robert Motherwells (1915-1991) celebrated Drunk with Turpentine series, which, presented together by Kasmin, muse on movement and gesture.
A cross-generational presentation with Washington, D.C.-based artist and former gallerist Alonzo Davis and Vancouver-based artist Christine Howard Sandoval, presented by parrasch heijnen.
A booth on the theme of "Realism: Then and Now," organized by Jill Newhouse Gallery following a series of exhibitions showing the influence of 19th century art on contemporary art.
A selection of works by artists from Matthew Marks Gallery, including Leidy Churchman, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015), Simone Leigh, and Charles Ray, among others.
A presentation by Paula Cooper Gallery focusing on staple works from the 1960s and 1970s by gallery artists such as Carl Andre, Mark di Suvero, and Claes Oldenburg, as well as other major figures from the period.
Five contemporary female American artists working within abstraction, presented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, which will feature: Torkwase Dyson, Julia Fish, Judy Ledgerwood, Martha Tuttle, and Amanda Williams.
Anthony Meier, President of the ADAA: The Art Show is a special time of year for ADAA art galleries nationwide as it remains the only fair of self-selected exhibitors and is thus reflective of a tight-knit community of many of the top galleries across the country. The rigorous peer review process that all ADAA members undertake before being admitted to the organization not only accounts for the high caliber of thoughtfully curated presentations that one can always expect to see at The Art Show, but also for the level of connoisseurship and diligence all dealers bring to their trade.
Susan Sheehan, Chair of The Art Show Committee: Despite the saturation of art fairs around the world, the ADAA continues to be the favorite fair of many dealersmyself includedbecause of its intimate scale, proximity to collectors, and the genuine sense of camaraderie that is felt between participating galleries. This year, the 60th anniversary has generated palpable excitement amongst ADAA members, as its a clear signal of our strength and maturity as an organization. I believe this is why so many longtime members, who have not necessarily participated in The Art Show in recent years, have been eager to return for our 34th edition.