The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) has arranged for a private tour, with Executive Director Michael Gitlitz, of under-recognized artists being exhibited at The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory 67th Street, New York, NY on Saturday, February 29 at 1:00 PM
A nonprofit membership organization of the nation’s leading galleries in the fine arts, The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) seeks to promote the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice within the profession. Every year, ADAA organizes The Art Show in New York, an event offering intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated presentations of the highest quality. The Art Show 2020 serves as a platform for members of ADAA to join forces to showcase their vibrant programs from across the country.
This year, there are 72 ADAA members exhibiting at The Art Show. Moreover, the event will see more than half of its presentations dedicated to a single artist and 19 exhibitions focused on female artists, in addition to vibrant thematic and group surveys.
Some of the artists whose works will be part of the tour include:
Jordan Nassar in James Cohan’s booth: Nassar adapts Palestinian tatreez, utilizing symbolic, geographically specific hand-embroidery to mirror his hybridized upbringing. This body of work responds directly to one traditional Palestinian dress, melding pattern and imagination to create utopian landscapes, immortalizing the intricate embroidery on the dress, which is richly detailed and fragile. Nassar will display the dress in the booth alongside the works it inspired, sparking a dialogue between heritage, textiles, and fine art.
Jeffrey Gibson in Sikkema Jenkins’s booth: New work by Jeffrey Gibson, whose multimedia practice explores and celebrates his Choctaw and Cherokee heritage, his queer identity, pan-Native American visual culture, and American popular culture.
Gideon Rubin in Hosfelt’s booth: New paintings by London-based Gideon Rubin. Rubin looks to found images for inspiration: vintage photo albums, magazines, books and old films. The work reflects his preoccupation with Weimar Germany.
Ramiro Gomez in PPOW’s booth: A painter who creates intellectually honest paintings about the unseen people who allow the art world to function. (I’m still waiting on an image)
Jacob Hashimoto in Anglim Gilbert’s booth: Hashimoto has developed a unique sculptural language. Hashimoto uses traditional Japanese methods to create three-dimensional sculptures that rely heavily on the influences of light and color.