Lisa Kirk’s, House of Cards, opens this Friday, February 20th at Invisible Exports
This week at the L Magazine: My list of great bellwether galleries.
Need the names of A- and B-list galleries for impromptu visits to the Lower East Side and Chelsea? I'm here to help with a cheat sheet to my favorite bellwether galleries.
THE A TEAM
Invisible Exports set up shop in the Fall of 2008 and immediately began launching strong conceptual exhibitions. Admittedly, I don't always get all the work on display, but unlike a lot of similarly labeled art, more often than not, it's challenging as opposed to bad. Zach Feuer Gallery in Chelsea works with emerging to mid-career artists, and his stable is remarkably strong (and trim; he's dropped a few artists recently). Dana Schutz will exhibit her new paintings just after the New York art fairs close, which should garner a fair amount of attention even if virtually every art critic in the city has already reviewed her work.
Canada undoubtedly takes the most risks of any gallery I visit, consistently carving out a market for artists who make unconventional work. The only space approaching this kind programming came from Guild and Greyshkul (RIP), so their closing last month represents a huge loss to the community.
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