Today’s Most Exciting and Significant Artists at Frieze New York 2019

Preview solo and themed presentations by Nari Ward, Sarah Faux, William T. Williams, and Robert Indiana among many others

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Frieze New York 2019 will showcase an extraordinary cross-section of work, from today’s most exciting emerging artists to seminal figures of the 20th century. In addition to special curated sections Spotlight, FrameDiálogos and J.A.M, thought-provoking and exceptional presentations across the fair, include:

William T. Williams

William T. Williams

Generations of New York and US painters

New York abstractionist William T. Williams showing a never-before-exhibited body of paintings with Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (New York, main), concurrent with his inclusion in “Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem” which tours the US in 2019;

New York-based Charles Mayton showing a new body of work, which continues the artist’s investigation into the studio, and the tools, techniques, and rituals of painting (with David Lewis, New York, Focus); and

Brooklyn-based painter Sarah Faux (Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai, Frame) who will create a site-specific wall drawing composed of bodies in motion, together with new oil paintings, involving the viewer in a polymorphous moment of touch.

Lisa Alvarado, Traditional Object 26, 2018, acrylic, fabric, wood, 238.5 ×  × 238.5 cm, Courtesy of the artist

Lisa Alvarado, Traditional Object 26, 2018, acrylic, fabric, wood, 238.5 ×  × 238.5 cm, Courtesy of the artist

Sculptural and conceptual installations exploring politics, society, architecture and identity

New York-based artist Nari Ward’s survey presentation with Lehmann Maupin (New York, main) concurrent with his first museum show in New York at the New Museum (opening February 2019); alongside Helen Pashgian, a primary member of California’s Light and Space Movement of the 1960s making her debut with the gallery;

California-based sculptor Fred Eversley, renowned for his participation in the Light and Space movement, showing a retrospective of selected works with David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles, main);

Chicago-based artist and musician Lisa Alvarado (with Bridget Donahue and LC Queisser, Focus) presenting a new installation entitled ‘Moving Space and Frozen Time’ which combines painting, textiles and sound.

Ad Dekkers, Hexagon and rhombus in transition, 1967, Blue paint on polyester, 151x174.5x3cm (59.4x68.7x1.2in)

Ad Dekkers, Hexagon and rhombus in transition, 1967, Blue paint on polyester, 151x174.5x3cm (59.4x68.7x1.2in)

Presentations of seminal 20th-century art

A two-artist show featuring Modernist pioneers Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) and Robert Indiana (1928-2018) with Waddington Custot (London, main);

An exhibition of major historical Native American works of art from various Great Plains cultures, presented by Donald Ellis Gallery (New York, main); and

Minimalist Dutch artist Ad Dekkers’s (1938-1974) solo presentation with BorzoGallery (Amsterdam, main) and The Mayor Gallery (London, main). 

Many more presentation highlights will be revealed in the coming months. Frieze New York 2019 takes place from May 2-5 in Randall’s Island Park. 

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