ADAA’s The Art Show 2020 Will Feature More Than 40 Solo Presentations, Many Focused on Pioneering Female Artists

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Members of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), the 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. The Art Show is known for its ambitious presentations and compelling juxtapositions, drawing serious and passionate collectors, arts professionals, and enthusiasts to New York.

O. Louis Guglielmi, “Land of Canaan,” 1934, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches.
courtesy Jonathan Boos, NY
O. Louis Guglielmi, “Land of Canaan,” 1934, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches.
courtesy Jonathan Boos, NY

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. 

“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.”

courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY
courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY

ADAA Member Presentations at The Art Show 2020
Recognized for its high quality, curated presentations, The Art Show 2020 is a platform for ADAA member galleries to extend their programs beyond the gallery walls and design insightful exhibitions that create a completely distinct and intimate fair experience. 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;
• 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.

Joan Giordano, “Epoch,” 2016, mixed media, encaustic and archival newspapers on Gatorboard, 65 x 75 x 5 inches.
courtesy June Kelly Gallery, NY
Joan Giordano, “Epoch,” 2016, mixed media, encaustic and archival newspapers on Gatorboard, 65 x 75 x 5 inches.
courtesy June Kelly Gallery, 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;
• 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.

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;
• Pace/MacGill Gallery’s survey of 20th- and 21st-century photography centered on aquatic imagery and the theme of water;
• 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.

To ensure the high standard of artistic quality and connoisseurship that has become synonymous with the fair, the ADAA’s Art Show Committee, comprised of member dealers, selects 72 presentations annually from proposals submitted by ADAA member galleries across the country. Members outline inventive curatorial concepts for single artist, dual, or group exhibitions.

The Art Show 2020 Exhibitors
Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Berggruen Gallery
Peter Blum Gallery
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Jonathan Boos
Castelli Gallery
Cheim & 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
Hosfelt Gallery
Susan Inglett Gallery
Casey Kaplan
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

Pace Gallery

Pace/MacGill 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

Sperone 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

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