Now, some galleries are taking measures to conceal their windows or board up, but others have long used telling architectural markers of exclusion to discourage diverse audiences.
The COVID-19 crisis has had tremendous impact on small and mid-sized galleries in New York.
Don’t focus on the closings. Three cheers for new galleries!
The two coincidental exhibitions in New York, on the gallerists Ileana Sonnabend (1914–2007) at the Museum of Modern Art and Holly Solomon (1934–2002) at Mixed Greens, make for engaging historiography, selective histories within the established art narratives.
I don’t know about you, but I was enjoying my slow, lazy summer, and then all of a sudden it was Labor Day. The art world woke up, and I went from having a few museum exhibitions I needed to catch to feeling overwhelmed by the all of the shows. So, I decided to sort through and round up some of the ones I’m most looking forward to.
Lately, the art world has been awash in technology-driven art start-ups, including well-funded ventures like 20×200, Artsy, and Artspace that dominate headlines by providing access to buying (or at least window shopping) art to a wider audience than blue-chip collectors. Making the gallery experience less intimidating is all well and good, but what about the nice parts of going to a small, hip art space and being able to pick out a piece that you might be able to afford? The good news is that a pair of independent, effortlessly cool online art galleries have recently launched to provide engaged collectors with the chance to follow specific curatorial voices.
Five galleries sit in a row on the northern edge of Chelsea, lined up on 27th Street between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues. All of them are fairly small, by Chelsea standards, and a bit rougher around the edges, perhaps a bit more experimental, than your average neighborhood space. Unfortunately, all of them were also hit incredibly hard by Hurricane Sandy.
The bewildering number of new galleries opening in Bushwick in late 2012 and early this year continues to grow (even while this article goes to press). Counts now, depending on who you ask, are above 45. Growth seems to be nothing short of exponential as virtually every major studio building in every micro-neighborhood that’s part of Bushwick is now home to several artist-run exhibition spaces, and naturally, apartment shows abound. Here’s the first five on our list.
With the economy slowly creaking back to life and a good deal of speculation about an imminent art market bubble burst, the intrepid collector and writer Adam Lindemann has seen fit to open a brand-spanking-new gallery in the lap of luxury at 980 Madison Avenue.
It’s official! Bushwick art scene is exploding! Last month, we brought you a guide to 5 new galleries in Bushwick. It’s only November, and we are already forced to amend our list with five more galleries that recently opened in the Bushwick area — 950 Hart Gallery, AIRPLANE, Botanic, Sardine and Studio 10.
There is something anomalous about running an art gallery in Jersey City. This is a land of discount liquor stores, nail salons, Chinese take-out restaurants and check-cashing joints.
Now showing at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in Chelsea, Mark Wagner uses collaged United States dollar bills as his signature medium. He meticulously dissects and reconstitutes the ubiquitous note into highly detailed sketch-like drawings. Full of filigree and ornamentation, his images tinker with the inner workings of American mythology.