NADA Artadia Award, New York 2017

Josh Mannis, <em>Going Through the Rough Way</em>, 2017. Courtesy of Galerie Éric Hussenot.

Josh Mannis, Going Through the Rough Way, 2017. Courtesy of Galerie Éric Hussenot.

Josh Mannis received NADA Artadia Award at NADA New York 2017, a $5,000 unrestricted, merit-based Award granted to one artist exhibiting at the fair.

Mannis’ work was exhibited at Galerie Éric Hussenot, booth 4.05 at NADA New York. A jury comprising two renowned curators, Gianni Jetzer, Curator-at-Large, The Hirshhorn, and Rebecca Shaykin, Leon Levy Assistant Curator, The Jewish Museum, selected Mannis.

Jurors Jetzer and Shaykin said of Mannis: “The work of Josh Mannis stands out in today’s realm of figurative painting. His effortless combination of art history tracing an arc from Neue Sachlichkeit to Sinister Pop is countered by postcard views of American politics. The protagonists of his paintings live in a feverish dream that is fueled by conspiracy and ultimately violence.”

Heather Hubbs, Executive Director, NADA, and Carolyn Ramo, Executive Director, Artadia, articulated the intention behind the Award: “We are thrilled to be recognizing Josh Mannis’ work at NADA New York – with the fair, we champion the galleries, and with the NADA Artadia Award, we champion the artists. In this exciting week full of so many dynamic participants, it’s important to recognize the individuals behind the objects we admire.”