Saturday, July 9, 2016

It’s an Art Gallery. No, a Living Room. O.K., Both.

By Robin Pogrebin
Emily Weiner in her home art gallery in Brooklyn Heights. Credit Hilary Swift for The New York Times
Since the 2008 economic downturn, temporary do-it-yourself art galleries have proliferated in apartments, storefronts and other spaces all over the country. Call it a response to an art world in which dealer representation is increasingly hard to come by; exhibitions are costly. But these self-starting galleries also signify a growing effort by artists — both emerging and established — to find community in an increasingly stratified art world and to wrest control of their careers from the curators and dealers who determine which works are seen. To be sure, sometimes showing art in your home can be inconvenient. [link]

Austin Eddy with the Ryan Johnson work “Life Study.” Credit Dave Sanders for The New York Times