The more art fairs I go to, the more I am coming around to measuring their “success” on just how many times I see something surprising or unexpected, rather than the usual mind numbing parade of work I’ve seen elsewhere. My overall impression of this year’s ADAA Art Show is that there was more interesting/new photography to see than in past years. As usual, the booths were either solo shows or thematic groups of work, displayed with careful editing and meticulous attention to detail.
My notes from the fair are below, arranged alphabetically by gallery name. For each booth, a list of photographers has been provided, with the number of works on display in parentheses. Additional commentary, prices, and pictures of the installation are also included as appropriate.
James Cohan Gallery (here): Yinka Shonibare (1)
Crown Point Press (here): Darren Almond (5)
Fraenkel Gallery (here): Lee Friedlander (8), paired with paintings by Mel Bochner. I didn’t find this pairing to be particularly compelling.
Michael Kohn Gallery (here): Bruce Conner (1), Charles Brittin (1)
Margo Leavin Gallery (here): William Leavitt (2 triptychs)
Lehmann Maupin (here): Mickalene Thomas (12 collaged photos)
Galerie Lelong (here): Catherine Yass (1), Rosemary Laing (1), Ana Mendieta (1 set of 6)
Jeffrey H. Loria & Co. (no website): Robert Mapplethorpe (1)
Luhring Augustine (here): Elad Lassry (5, plus 1 set of 3 and 1 sculpture)
McKee Gallery (here): Richard Learoyd (1)
PPOW (here): David Wojnarowicz (1 set of 44, plus 3 on the outer wall)
Pace/MacGill Gallery (here): Robert Adams (1), Richard Misrach (2), Diane Arbus (1), Lee Friedlander (2), Paul Graham (1), William Eggleston (1), Alfred Stieglitz (3), Henry Wessel (2), Harry Callahan (1), Susan Paulsen (1), JoAnn Verburg (1). This booth was an ode to clouds.
Regen Projects (here): Elliott Hundley (8)
Skarstedt Gallery (here): Cindy Sherman (2)
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects (here): Laurel Nakadate (1), Agnes Denes (1 group of 28 mounted together), Kunie Sugiura (1)
Donald Young Gallery (here): Rodney Graham (1), Moyra Davey (4)