Visual Perception at The Art Show

In conjunction with The Armory Show, the first week of March is filled with a series of coinciding satellite art fairs, beginning with the March 6th preview of Art Dealers Association of America’s (ADAA) Art Show. For the show’s 25th edition, 72 galleries will present solo, two-person, and thematic exhibitions.

Lehmann Maupin Gallery will showcase works by Mary Corse, a member of the California Light and Space Movement, whose reflective canvases are painted with glass microspheres—her signature technique—the perception of which changes depending on the position of the viewer.

Tam Van Tran, presented by Ameringer Gallery, also produces reflective surfaces that flicker and shimmer in the light. These three dimensional works are made entirely from found and organic materials, such as porcelain shards, sheets of copper, and clay, and serve as deeply personal interpretations of the artist’s turbulent childhood in Vietnam.

Finally, Barbara Krakow’s booth displays work by Daniel Buren, whose canvases are covered with contrasting stripes. By highlighting particular architectural features and navigating the viewer’s gaze, Buren’s works are able to alter the perception and context of the viewer’s surroundings.