Last night, the Art Dealers Association of America opened its Art Show, with an evening preview to benefit the Henry Street Settlement. Top art collectors like Agnes Gund and J. Tomilson Hill were in attendance. Artists KAWS, Leonardo Drew, and Chloe Wise; Museu de Arte de São Paulo artistic director Adriano Pedrosa; actor David Cross; writer Fran Lebowitz; and many more could also be spotted at the fair. ADAA members typically present booths that focus on one or two artists from their rosters. This year’s focused presentations didn’t disappoint, with a range of great art on view from knockout pieces by Melissa Cody (who also stopped by the Art Show), Myrlande Constant, and Young-Il Ahn. Below, a look at the best works on view.
Melissa Cody at Garth Greenan Gallery
For her debut presentation with New York’s Garth Greenan Gallery, fourth-generation Navajo weaver Melissa Cody is showing a selection of works made since 2009, including small- and medium-sized pieces like Dopamine Regression (2010) and Good Luck (2014). The focal points of the booth are two of Cody’s awe-inspiring large-scale weavings, Walking Off No Water Mesa and The Three Rivers, both made this year. With her pieces, Cody is trying to create a new kind of Navajo weaving. “In 50 or 100 years, my work will be considered traditional Navajo,” she said in an artist statement.
— Maximilíano Durón