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Presentations by ADAA members at The Art Show 2021

Known for its laid-back atmosphere that allows for one-on-one conversations with gallery owners, The Art Show features 72 carefully curated exhibitions put on by ADAA members, which are selected by the Art Show Committee, also made up of members, to ensure the level of connoisseur. which is synonymous with fair. More than half of this year’s presentations are dedicated to exploring the practices and importance of artists from around the world, ranging from key figures in 19th century art history to rising voices of the contemporary art. Highlights of the solo and duo presentations include:

• The major new works of drapo voodoo by Haitian artist Myrlande Constant, organized by the artist represented by the Tomm El-Saieh gallery and presented by Luhring Augustine;

• The presentation by Yancey Richardson of the iconic self-portraits of Tseng Kwong Chi and the photo sequence of Tseng produced in collaboration with Keith Haring and Bill T. Jones;

• A selection of works by Argentinian artist Xul Solar, curated by Gabriela Rangel, former artistic director of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and presented by Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino;

• The Tina Kim Gallery’s brightly colored and bold showcase of paintings and works on paper by Korean artist Wook-Kyung Choi;

• The debut of five monumental tapestries by Navajo weaver Melissa S. Cody, when she first appeared at the Art Show, with the Garth Greenan Gallery;

• Sprüth Magers’ solo presentation of works by pioneering conceptual artist John Baldessari that exemplify the artist’s constant exploration of film and cinematic imagery;

• PPOW’s three-decade investigation of both pastoral and pop paintings by Katharine Kuharic that defined a distinctly queer genre of imagery;

• Bluemner and the Critics, organized by Menconi + Schoelkopf Fine Art, bringing together the drawings, watercolors and paintings of the American modernist Oscar Bluemner, with his sketchbooks “Easel Notes”, and writings on art, as well as the text of the Dr Roberta Smith Favis, Emeritus Professor of Art History at Stetson University;

• The Avery Galleries presentation of works by Arthur B. Carles, examining the artist’s important contributions to early American modernism;

• Presentation by the Jenkins Johnson Gallery of rare paintings by Wadsworth Jarrell, as well as clothing and fine art sculptures by Jae Jarrell, both founding members of AfriCOBRA and who helped create and define the aesthetics of the arts movement black ;

• Over three decades of Dorothea Tanning’s seminal paintings, varying in scale and idiom widely, accompanied by a complementary salon-style grouping of her small paintings and works on paper, exhibited by the Wendi Norris Gallery;

• The two-person exploration of the luminosity of the David Kordansky Gallery, with parabolic lens sculptures by Fred Eversley and new works on paper by Mary Weatherford, produced especially for The Art Show;

• Photographic works and sculptures by Su-Mei Tse, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, presented by the Peter Blum Gallery;

• The investigation into the career of feminist artist Rachel Lachowicz, exhibited by the Shoshana Wayne Gallery, presenting major works such as her iconic renderings to the lipstick of the urinals by Marcel Duchamp;

• Michael Werner’s selection of important works by Dada pioneer Jean Arp;

• Vibrant and joyful paintings by Moe Brooker, mounted by the June Kelly Gallery;

• Solo presentation by Ricco / Maresca of rarely seen works by self-taught artist William Hawkins;

• Alexander Gray Associates’ exhibition of recent and historical sculptures and works on paper by Melvin Edwards which invites viewers to meditate on the legacy of the African diaspora through materiality; and

• The Corbett vs. Dempsey of drawings by Emilio Cruz and canvases by Omar Velázquez — both from different generations of the wider Caribbean diaspora, their work engages their national and ethnic identities through allegory and allusion.


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