Maccarone (New York and Los Angeles), Booth 423
Gallerist Michele Maccarone has endured the rollercoaster of the boom and bust art market, first by nurturing a boutique space for experimental work in a disused building on Canal Street in lower Manhattan and more recently by opening a sprawling thirty-five-thousand-square-feet space in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Her commitment has earned her a chance to compete with the likes of mega-galleries like Pace, Gagosian and Hauser and Wirth. Stop by the booth to see works by Rodney McMillian, Cecily Brown, Sarah Charlesworth and Paul Lee’s Rauschenberg-inspired assemblages.
Jane Lombard (New York), Booth 725
For twenty years, Jane Lombard Gallery’s various iterations have worked to champion both emerging and mid-career artists working across media. Shezad Dawood paints on historically significant Indian fabrics, while Squeak Carnwath invites philosophical thought through her work. Be sure to spend time with new offerings from Michael Rakowitz that mine themes from his “The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Recovered, Missing, Stolen Series).”
Alexander Gray Associates (New York), Booth 327
Alexander Gray Associates maintains a keen focus on artists who first emerged on the scene during the middle of the twentieth century, and their work often reflects this fraught, dynamic political and social time. Their EXPO booth features sculptures by Melvin Edwards, photographs by Luis Camnitzer and Lorraine O’Grady, prints by Harmony Hammond, influential Polish painter Jack Tworkov and works by the pioneer of conceptual art Hassan Sharif, who passed away just last week.
Gallery MOMO (Johannesburg and Cape Town), Booth 731
Gallery MOMO works with an international roster of emerging artists alongside local talent through its residency and exhibitions program. The booth features the work of Ayana V. Jackson and Mary Sibande, artists who tackle issues of African and female identity. Sibande’s sculpture from the “Sophie” series serves as the focal point by confronting viewers with its beautiful and grotesque form.
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles), Booth 212
Vielmetter’s impressive roster includes Mickalene Thomas, Wangechi Mutu, Nicole Eisenman, Ruben Ochoa and Charles Gaines. Shana Lutker’s contemplative mirror works, Andrea Bowers’ neon, the ambivalent portraits of Raffi Kalenderian and witty and biting text paintings and mixed media from Chicago’s own Pope.L provide thoughtful social commentary tempered with irony and humor. Kim Dingle’s meditations on girlhood are standouts.