ArtVetting Showcases Artists Looking for Critical Feedback; Round 14 Features Guest Reviewer Isaac Lyles from Derek Eller Gallery


ArtVetting continues their program of critically reviewed artists with NYC gallerist and curator Isaac Lyles. Selecting ten artists each round for review by co-founders Lis Ivers and Dan Peyton plus a guest reviewer, ArtVetting offers artists a forum to showcase work alongside opinions that, as past reviewer Colleen Grennan of Cleopatra’s said, are informed by a “blind honesty.”

Previous guests have included:

  • The late gallerist Hudson from Feature Inc
  • Editions publisher, gallerist, and art fair founder Susan Inglett
  • Meg Malloy from Sikkema Jenkins
  • Adrienne Rubenstein from James Fuentes
  • Jackie Tarquinio from The Box in Los Angeles

The archive of artists at ArtVetting is a growing, critical mass of reviewed contemporary art, a potent resource for artists, curators, and collectors.

Lyles explains what he looks for: “In art, I look for intensification of life and an expression of a contemporary anxiety. Aesthetic experience demands subjectivity: this is its danger and its joy. For me, only the unknown is worth exploring.”

Isaac Lyles has been Associate Director at Derek Eller Gallery in New York since 2011. He organized the New York solo debuts of Despina Stokou and Jesse Greenberg, and he curated the exhibitions Perfectly Damaged, Sweet Distemper, and Hair and Skin. Hair and Skin was named one of “The Most Memorable Gallery Shows of 2013” by The New York Observer. His next exhibition, New Hells, opens July 9; it will be followed by a to-be-titled show in late July at 247365 gallery in Brooklyn.

ArtVetting’s ROUND 14 closes to artist submissions on July 31st.