The Armory Show has released the lineup for its 2013 “Focus” section, and it includes a big fish: Gagosian Gallery. The international megabusiness will participate in the Armory Show for the first time with a booth devoted to Andy Warhol. It will be a fitting anchor for the section, which focuses on the United States in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armory Show’s namesake exhibition.
The rest of the participants, all selected by Andy Warhol Museum director Eric Shiner, are slightly lesser-known. They include New York’s Magnan Metz Gallery, which will present a solo booth by Duke Riley featuring a new work developed in response to Hurricane Sandy, and Gavlak Gallery of Palm Beach, which is mounting a dual presentation of Andrew Brischler and Simone Leigh. Other highlights include San Francisco’s Anthony Meier Fine Arts, another first-time Armory Show participant, which will present new work by Tavares Strachan, a Bahamas-born artist representing his home country at this year’s Venice Biennale.
“The Armory Focus section will approach the very broad topic of ‘America’ through the eyes of over 20 artists who make it the subject of their work. They do so directly or discreetly, humorously or with a bone to pick,” Shiner said in a statement. “One hundred years after the avant-garde made its American debut at the 1913 Armory, today we must ask what, if anything, is new, shocking, or revolutionary.”
Check out the full list of participating artists and galleries below. The fair runs from March 7 to 10 at Pier 92 and Pier 94 in New York.
Churner and Churner, New York: Elise Adibi
CONNERSMITH, Washington D.C.: Lincoln Schatz
DODGEgallery, New York: Dave Cole
Gagosian Gallery, New York: Andy Warhol
Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach: Andrew Brischler and Simone Leigh
The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York: Assume Vivid Astro Focus
Higher Pictures, New York / On Stellar Rays, New York: Rochelle Feinstein and Artie Vierkant
Invisible-Exports, New York: Paul Gabrielli and Cary Leibowitz
Magnan Metz, New York: Duke Riley
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco: Tavares Strachan
Aisho Miura, Tokyo: Shuhei Yamada
moniquemeloche, Chicago: Type A, Kendell Carter, and Joel Ross
Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco: Chitra Ganesh and Dorothea Tanning
Samson Projects, Boston: Todd Pavlisko
Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco: Desiree Holman
Various Small Fires, Los Angeles: Liz Magic Laser
— Julia Halperin