Follow Friday: Emerging Galleries and Mainstays from Around the U.S.

This week’s roundup spans the continental United States and a wide range of emerging, established, and historical artists, highlighting five galleries who represent artists from the 17th century up to the present day. Their holdings feature a range of genres, encompassing a group of painters, sculptors, multimedia artists, master printers, and experimental ceramicists. So, America: Here are five to note for your next road trip!

The Sol Studio

The Sol Studio’s flagship New York studio in central Harlem is the center of their operation, though the gallery also has spaces in Washington, D.C., and Boca Raton. Its core roster comprises a group of established African American artists based all over the U.S., among them Aaron F. Henderson, Richard Haynes Sr., Lerone Wilson—the three artists’ diverse works were featured in “ESCAPE,” an exhibition at the gallery’s Harlem location last spring—and Anthony Liggins, whose mixed-media abstractions were showcased last spring in “Blossom,” a D.C. exhibition. This fall the Sol Studio took part in a multi-gallery celebration of poet Ntozake Shange, devoting their Harlem space to works by 14 artists addressing issues such as race, gender, and identity in “i found god in myself.”

Wilding Cran

Originally founded as a virtual platform in 2012, Wilding Cran opened their physical space in Los Angeles’s downtown district in early 2014. The gallery’s first year of programming has showcased their diverse lineup, which marries emerging L.A.-based artists like Austin Irving and Alexandra Lakin with prolific figures such as Christian Eckart and Hap Tivey. Wilding Cran also represents a number of Canadian-born or -based artists, two of whom are on the gallery’s list of current highlights—their exhibition of Vikky Alexander’s fantastic digital manipulations, “Theatergarden Beastiarium,” closes this weekend, and they will next feature the trompe l’oeil compositions of painter Chris Cran.

Saks Galleries

Denver has been home to Saks Galleries since its founding over 50 years ago. The gallery’s specialty is American and European oils, bronzes, and watercolors from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries—the contemporary painters the gallery represents are as varied as Sara Noel, Stephanie Birdsall, Jane Christie, Mary Qian, and Stanka Kordic. Saks’s ample catalogue also foregrounds work by Native American artists, celebrating its Western roots with a collection of pottery, jewelry, and textiles. Next month, the gallery kicks off an exhibition of whimsical paintings by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov, and regularly mines their extensive holdings to feature an “artist of the month,” most recently highlighting Kim English’s oil paintings.

Duane Reed Gallery

The fall schedule is packed for St. Louis’s Duane Reed Gallery, which has just opened two exhibitions—new paintings by Andrew Brandmeyer and new glass sculptures by Jiyong Lee—and will have booths at both SOFA Chicago in November and SCOPE Miami Beach in December. Between the two fairs, the gallery will showcase 18 artists, among them a number of innovative ceramicists including Jun Kaneko, Rain Harris, Steven Young Lee, and Kevin Snipes; sculptors Lindsay Pichaske, Jan Huling, and Bonnie Seeman; painters Cassandria Blackmore and Ronald Johnson; and photographer Mark Douglas.

Childs Gallery

This weekend, the Boston-based Childs Gallery will see the close of its extensive survey of mid-century paintings and prints by Robert S. Neuman, while gearing up for its showing at next week’s IFPDA Print Fair. The gallery’s booth will feature old masters like Goya, Piranesi, Castiglione, and Scultori, turn-of-the-century figures such as Villon, Buhot, Whistler, and Rodin, as well as modern prints by Max Beckmann, Rockwell Kent, Paul Cadmus, Lyonel Feininger, Sandra Ramos, Erik Desmazières, Milton Avery, Henry Moore, Osmeivy Ortega Pacheco, and Emily Lombardo, whose works are also on view at the gallery through early January. This diverse group epitomizes Childs’s vast inventory, which the gallery has been building since its founding in 1937.


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