• Courtesy of Artist/Rhona Hoffman Gallery
  • Julia Fish, MMW scalino profile: atrium-cortile, 2007, Gouache and Flasche on Fabriano paper

Art savants and collectors should dust off their checkbooks and ready their pens for one of the nation’s longest running and most distinguished art fairs, the 2015 ADAA Art Show.

Now in its 27th year, the show, arranged by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), will have solo, two-person, and thematic exhibitions at New York’s historic Park Avenue Armory. Two Chicago galleries, Rhona Hoffman Gallery and Valerie Carberry Gallery, will be among the 72 ADAA members exhibiting this year.

“There’s not a bad gallery in the lot [this year]—it’s always good and always well attended,” says Hoffman.
Her gallery’s exhibition, “Works on Paper 1968 to the Present: Sol LeWitt, Fred Sandback, Spencer Finch, Hamish Fulton, and Others,” is a collection of drawings that looks at the relationship between drawing and other forms of art, in particular painting and sculpture, starting with work by LeWitt and Sandback, two artists who were part of the conceptual and minimalist movements, and continuing through contemporary artists such as Finch and Fulton.

Valerie Carberry Gallery’s exhibit, “Hard-Edge Abstraction at Mid-Century,” will feature artists associated with the hard-edge abstraction of combined shape and flat color, including sculptors José de Rivera and Dorothy Dehner and painters Joseph Mellor Hanson and Leon Polk Smith.

Though nothing beats seeing the artwork in person, Chicagoans can still take a peek at the artworks by tuning in to the online simulated fair at artsy.net.