Five Galleries to Follow in the New Year
From top Chinese artists in Beijing to a world-class print studio in New York to leading photography in London, there is bound to be a gallery here that you can resolve to follow in the year ahead.
Long March Space: This Beijing-based gallery, established in 2002, works with leading Chinese artists to produce unconventional, original exhibitions and projects that push the boundaries of art and culture. Recently, at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Long March Space presented a dynamic featuring a range of top Chinese artists including Xu Zhen and Zhan Wang, among others. Currently on view at the gallery is “Wondering Clouds”, a solo show by female artist Yu Hong.
Art Plural Gallery: The largest gallery in Singapore and among the most esteemed galleries in Southeast Asia, Art Plural Gallery spans a 4-story, 12,000 square-foot art space at the heart of Singapore’s cultural district. Showing a range of Modern and contemporary art and design, the gallery recently closed “Excess”, which featured the works of Fu Lei and Dane Patterson, and later this month their booth at Art Stage Singapore will be a fair highlight, including mesmerizing works by Kwang-Young Chun and Tian Taiquan.
Hamiltons Gallery: A champion of Modern and contemporary photography for 30 years, Hamiltons has represented some of the biggest names within the genre including Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Horst P. Horst, among many others. Their most recent show “Silkscreens” featured the classic city scenes of influential Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, printed on canvas for the first time exclusively for the gallery.
Von Lintel: In the process of leaving their New York location to join the vibrant Los Angeles art scene, Von Lintel represents contemporary artists working in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, and photography. Currently on view is the last show at their Chelsea space, “California Dreaming”, including photographic works by John Chiara, Melanie Willhide, Klea McKenna, Roland Fischer, and photorealistic drawings by Joseph Stashkevetch.
Two Palms: SoHo-based Two Palms doubles as a serene gallery space and a functional printmaking studio. The gallery frequently invites internationally-renowned contemporary artists—including Chuck Close, Elizabeth Peyton, and Mel Bochner, among others—to create new print works at their premises. Recently, at Art Basel in Miami Beach the gallery showed new works by the above artists as well as Peter Doig and Cecily Brown.