The longest-running art fair in the United States, the Art Dealers Association of America’s (ADAA) The Art Show is held March 5-10—a complement to The Armory Show week and an exhibition of 72 galleries, including Metro Pictures, Friedrich Petzel, and Yossi Milo, who we’ve chosen to highlight for their focus on photography.
Metro Pictures’ booth presents a “gallery within a gallery” by Louise Lawler, who has filled the walls with close-up images of recognizable, blue-chip artworks. Through altering their scale and context, Lawler hopes to encourage a newfound appreciation for these well-known masterpieces.
At Yossi Milo Gallery’s booth, Matthew Brandt displays photographs that use the physical elements of his subject matter, such as West Coast lakes and reservoirs, by soaking the prints in the very waters they depict. In blending the photograph with the subject, Brandt presents a range of abstract and representational images.
Friedrich Petzel Gallery highlights a collection of Troy Brauntuch’s works on paper, which serve as studies for his paintings. The works are derived from appropriated photographs using a conté crayon technique, ultimately providing new meanings and sinister, unsettling effects.