Inman Gallery is pleased to accept an invitation to present at Independent 20th Century, on view September 8–11, 2022 at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan. We are thrilled to present a selection of works by Texas Modernist Toni LaSelle, with a focus on her paintings and works on paper from the 1940s. The fair will run concurrently with the Armory Show, on view the Javits Center, where the gallery will be exhibiting a selection of work by Jamal Cyrus, Shaun O'Dell, Demetrius Oliver, Robyn O'Neil, and Alexis Pye. Read on to learn more about Independent 20th Century.
The following is an excerpt of an article by Alex Greenberger, courtesy of ARTnews. To read the article in its entirty, click here.
New York's Independent to Shake Up the Canon with 20th-Century Art Fair
 Independent 20th Century, will convene around 30 galleries from around the world at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan. It will be the second fair currently run by Independent, which already facilitates another one in the spring focused on contemporary art. The first edition is set to take place from September 8 to 11, and will run concurrently with the Armory Show at the Javits Center.
Though other New York fairs, like TEFAF and the ADAA Art Show, often include presentations of well-known 20th-century artists, this new fair will function somewhat differently. Not only will the entire fair will be devoted to this period of art history, Independent 20th Century also has the stated aim of revising the canon to create a more diverse picture of art history.
Independent’s director Elizabeth Dee, who organized this fair with Matthew Higgs, the director of the alternative space White Columns, said that she was seeking to mirror some of what is taking place at galleries she is interested in.
“Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” she said in an interview. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.'”
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