From Hollis Taggart’s focus on forgotten female artists, to the edgy, interdisciplinary works at 303 Gallery’s booth, this year’s exhibitors have taken radically divergent approaches to their offerings. We’ve selected a few of our favorites to help guide you through this year’s Armory Show. After you’re done at the fair, be sure to visit nearby galleries to see additional works by the fair artists, as well as several excellent group shows.
Lisa Spellman’s well-known gallery has commissioned several works by gallery artists, including Rodney Graham, Tala Madani, and Doug Aitken. Graham’s practice has long revolved around an exploration of Western culture, while Aitken takes an interdisciplinary approach to creating emotive experiences. Madani’s paintings often feature groups of men engaged in fictive rituals that reference her own Iranian-American identity. Together, the three artists share an interest in the constructed absurdity of cultural behavior.