Follow Friday: 5 Galleries Supporting Local and Emerging Talent, From Bangkok to Atlanta
By Artsy Editors
Sep 5, 2014 2:03 pm

From artist-in-residence programs to a project dedicated to supporting young artists, the galleries in this week’s Follow Friday strive to support local and emerging artists from around the world.  

RH Contemporary Art, New York

This New York-based gallery has an extensive program that includes exhibitions of international artists in their six-story Chelsea space, an online gallery featuring artist documentaries, and an art journal produced by art critics and renowned curators. RH Contemporary Art focuses on newly created contemporary works and supports an ongoing artist-in-residence program that allows international artists to explore new concepts in art making practice. From September 19th through December 6th, 2014, the gallery will be exhibiting works by Bas van den Hurk, Jason Gringler, Gijs van Lith, and Refik Anadol.

The Proposition, New York

Located in New York, The Proposition has a long history that brought it to its current space near the New Museum, off of Bowery. The gallery first opened in 1980 in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, and then relocated to New York in 1984, where founders Ellen Donahue and Ronald Sosinksi specialized in promoting the work of New York-based, mid-career painters. In 2002 it reopened its doors as The Proposition on West 22nd Street in Chelsea, before moving again to its current location. Over the years, the gallery has expanded its repertoire to include international artists, new media installations, and emerging artists. The gallery presents a range of works, including a selection by sculptors and architecturally based artists such as Ben Bunch and Norm Paris

Studio 905 on Juniper, Atlanta, Georgia

Based in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, Studio 905 on Juniper exhibits local and international artists with emphasis on Latin American artists. Located in a mixed-use building consisting of condominiums and retail space, Studio 905 on Juniper is designed as both a gallery and artist studios. Its roster includes paintings by Jose Pena, Federico Torres Bodón, Monika Ruiz and Birkena Boci, along with sculptures by Maria Sarmiento, and abstract works by Reinaldo Vargas, among others.

La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand

La Lanta, which gets its name from a Thai word meaning “beauty in abundance,” is a Bangkok-based gallery that showcases contemporary works by emerging and international artists. With its Young Programme, the gallery supports new ideas and art experiments by up-and-coming artists from Asia.  Currently on view are two shows—“Behind the Conscious,” featuring the work of Michele Mikesell, and “The Chant of Four Seasons,” showcasing wispy photographs by Lu Jun

Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago

Chicago-based Maya Polsky Gallery represents emerging and established American, European, and Russian artists, with particular emphasis on artists exploring new modes of figurative art. The gallery will be showcasing works by Lena Herzog in “Dreams of America” opening on September 5th. Maya Polsky’s roster also includes Gabriela Morawetz, Andy Paczos, Santana, Jose Cobo, John Macfarlane, and Xiaowei Chen.

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