AIPAD - New York
AIPAD – New York
April 16, though Sunday, April 19, 2015
Park Avenue Armory 643 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065
April 16 – April 19, 2015
The AIPAD Photography Show New York is an annual photography event run by the Association of International Photography and Art Dealers, and the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. The 35th edition will run from Thursday, April 16, though Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Park Avenue Armory, where eight to nine of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. This year will feature galleries from across the US and around the world, including Europe, Asia, and South America, with new exhibitors including Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, and See+ Gallery, Beijing. The Show will commence with an opening night gala on April 15 and for the first time will benefit the 92nd Street Y.
“Since 1980, collectors have depended on the expertise of AIPAD galleries,” said Catherine Edelman, president of AIPAD and director of the Catherine Edelman Gallery. “We are honored to present the 35th edition of the Show, which has evolved to become the go-to art fair for photography collectors at all levels.”
Some highlights of the show will include Latin American photography, a collection of portraits and self-portraits, recently discovered contact prints by Margaret Bourke-White, and a memorial group of work by modern master Ray K. Metzker, who died at age 83 in October 2014.
Work by contemporary Cuban artists, many never seen before in the U.S., will be on view at Robert Mann Gallery, New York. Cuban-born artist Mario Algaze, who is known for his observant and witty street photography made in major capitals throughout Latin America, will have several of his striking urban landscapes from Cuba and Peru on view at Throckmorton Fine Art, New York. Luis González Palma, who “portrays the soul of a people” in his portraits of individuals of Mayan descent and others of mixed heritage in his native Guatemala, will be given a one-person exhibition by the Lisa Sette Gallery from Phoenix, AZ. Using a range of exotic photographic techniques, collage elements, and painted surfaces, he seeks to find a balance between magical realism and concretism, which uses mathematical, graphic, and spatial elements.
René Peña, Black Shoes, 2007
René Peña, Black Shoes, 2007
In the portraits and self-portraits collection, Melissa Shook, Katsumi Watanabe, Martin Usborne, and Gregori Maiofis have special exhibitions. In the early 1970s, Melissa Shook took one self-portrait a day over the course of a year. These intimate “selfies,” exhibited by Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA, reveal an arresting range of expression. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Katsumi Watanabe photographed bar hostesses, drag queens, and gangsters in Shinjuku, a section of Tokyo which lays claim to the busiest train station in the world. Watanabe worked as a “drifting portrait photographer” who would ask his subjects if they would like to buy portraits of themselves and would then return with the photographs the next day.  His portraits will be shown at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo. Martin Usborne’s photographs, documenting the Spanish greyhoundsdogs who have been rescued, will be on view at Lee Marks Fine Art, Shelbyville, IN. The Russian photographer, Gregori Maiofis, works with a live bear and a ballet dancer to create surreal and whimsical scenes based on proverbs. An antique process known as bromoil gives the prints an added dimension of otherworldliness; they can be seen at Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Other Highlights
Other photography on view at AIPAD will include the Deborah Bell Photographs, which show Louis Faurer’s 1962 fashion photography for Harper’s Bazaar, and Louise Dahl-Wolfe’s bathing beauty portrait, Jean Patchett, Grenada, Spain, 1953.  Early work from the 1970s by Sandy Skoglund, a pioneer of staged photography, will be on view at Paci Contemporary, Brescia and Porto Cervo, Italy. An iconic image, Hockney Painted this Pool, a 1980 archival pigment print by Bill Owens, which was included in the photographer’s famous Suburbia series and book, will be exhibited by PDNB Gallery, Dallas. Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA, will show work from Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, and W. Eugene Smith.
Show hours are Thursday, April 16, 11am – 8:30pm, Friday and Saturday, 11am. – 7pm., and Sunday 11 am – 6 pm Admission is $30. Student admission is $20 with a valid student ID. No advance purchase is required. Tickets will be available at the door.


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