June 30, 2012

3 Galleries Close in Bushwick

Bushwick Daily announces the closure of Famous Accountants, 950 Hart, and Botanic. I may have been early to Williamsburg, but I was late to Bushwick. Our gallery is one month old today. So my hat goes off to those who started the gallery scene in Bushwick and made my job just a little bit easier. We wish these curators massive success and fulfillment in their next endeavors.

June 23, 2012

First Sale!

Mari Oshima, Metro Card, paper, glue, metro card. 5 x 7 in. 2011

We are pleased to announce that the gallery made its first sale this afternoon. Although some sales of artists' works occurred before we opened, this is our first sale since the gallery officially opened on June 1st. It is, therefore, our first sale out of the gallery as such.

Mari Oshima created "Metro Card" for a show called "Single Fare 2", a large group show of small works on used metro cards. Single Fare took place last year at Sloan Fine Art in the Lower East Side. This was a very popular event that many may remember. Congratulations, Mari!

Single Fare, a show of small works on used metro cards
Sloan Fine Art press release
Single Fare Opening Day
Mari Oshima's website
Mari Oshima's page on this website

June 19, 2012

Jan Holthoff in "Guest List" at Lehr Gallery, Cologne

Three represented artists at Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst in Cologne show their works opposite three guest artists. Jan Holthoff invited his colleague Ildefons Höyng, who like Holthoff studied at the Düsseldorf Academy.  The website explains that while Holthoff's romantic landscapes integrate representation and abstraction, Höyng's color field paintings explore the limits of the picturesque without falling into representation. Höyng was a master student of Gerhard Richter. The show runs through July 28.

June 15, 2012

Yay! We Have a Doorbell !

Dial "312" and you will reach the gallery by intercom. My apologies to anyone who may have tried to visit us and couldn't get in. Up until now it has been necessary to call me on my cellphone in order to get into the gallery, even during opening hours. We put the cart a little bit before the horse on certain logistical matters in our rush to open during Bushwick Open Studios. In fact, we have yet to paint the walls. But we're getting there fast.

June 11, 2012

Humann Moves to "Affiliated" After Talks with his Gallery

We are not surprised. It was a known possibility. And we are overjoyed to be affiliated with Richard Humann. He is now "affiliated" not "represented." It initiates as well for us a new and needed category at the gallery. We are now officially in a "creative collaboration" with Richard, but not under any contract with him.

As an aside, I only have one signed contract with an artist at the moment. I established at the outset that we have until September to talk business. And so far it's been all thumbs up.

June 8, 2012

Gili Levy

One of our artists, Gili Levy, gleaned several mentions in the media during Bushwick Open Studios, including one in The New York Times, and one from our favorite writer on the Brooklyn Paper, Aaron Short. Other mentions appeared in Blouin Art Info, Bushwick Daily, and Structure and Imagery.

June 7, 2012

Inaugural Show

The inaugural show of our new gallery was a resounding success. We had good support early on from the community, good buzz, and great attendance. It took place over the weekend of Bushwick Open Studios, and we were listed in Bushwickdaily.com among the "top 15" galleries and studios to visit during the open studio weekend. Really a very thrilling weekend overall. THANK YOU to all of you who came out to support us and see the art. Visit us for more pics and info at the gallery and on Facebook.

One of our artists, Rafael Fuchs (aka "Fuchs of Bushwick") performs a night action while all of Germany looks on via the ZDF TV station. Friday night, June 1, 2012