AIPAD is here! Here is your guide to the fair!
This year the famed photography fair resumes its stately gigs at the Park Avenue Armory, exhibiting more than 70 national and international galleries that specialize in photographic arts. So, if you’re planning a trip over the weekend it’s best to be prepared and have a game plan.
The galleries exhibiting at AIPAD, New York – The Association of International Photography Art Dealers, show works and subjects ranging from classic photograms and rayographs by Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, and Ansel Adams, to documentary photography, and contemporary works unitizing some traditional but more often new techniques. Here are some of the galleries you must see, in no specific order.
Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, TX – will be showing a wide range of artists – some black and white documentary stills from the middle of the 20th century and some contemporary works full of color and whimsy. Look out for Maggie Taylor’s (above left) bright Damien Hirst’s butterflies meet Magritte’s surrealism, meet magical fairy tale images.
Daniel Blau, London/Munich – The exhibition is focused on stop-the-press pictures that have not only documented but helped to define history, including Pulitzer Prize and Picture of the Year photographs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s. The highlight of this first-of-its-kind exhibition is a series of large-format vintage prints from 1937 illustrating the tragic destruction of the Hindenburg. This event marks the first time a news picture made it nationwide into the next morning’s paper and represents an immense development in the use and significance of photo-reportage.Tomio Seike, a Tokyo-born photographer known for his diffused portraits that recall the 1930’s.
Lee Marks Fine Art, Shelbyville, IN – is currently exhibiting jewel-like images of India by Jeffrey Becom at the gallery. Powdery-saturated colors of brightly-colored walls, rich pigments of legendary Indian textiles. This gallery is definitely on the must-visit list at the fair!
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco – The gallery has a rich roster of artists ranging from the 19th century up to contemporary times. We hope that the gallery will bring Michael Wolf’s “Tokyo Compression” series to AIPAD!
Take this guide with you, enjoy all the wonderful art around you, and most importantly, have a great time!
The AIPAD Photography Show runs from April 4 – 7, 2013 at the Park Avenue Armory on 67th street, New York.
Images courtesy of the galleries.