Follow Friday: Five Galleries that Embrace the Spirit of Their City, from Boston to Seoul

This week’s Follow Friday includes galleries engaged in local and international spheres that represent contemporary artists connected with their respective communities. Discover two Boston galleries that provided long-standing support for the local arts scene, a Seoul gallery committed to fostering emerging Asian artists, and richly diverse programs in Edinburgh and New York.

Cristin Tierney, New York

Specializing in mid-career artists and under-recognized contemporary art movements, Cristin Tierney Gallery presents exhibitions that go beyond the white cube template with the help of guest curators and a multivalent representation of artists. The gallery’s roster includes Joe Fig, Peter Campus, and Jean Shin, with an array of available works, such as sculptures by Malia Jensen and charcoal and pastel drawings by Melanie Baker. This September, Cristin Tierney will show “Dear Mr. Thanatos: Modern and Contemporary Art from Latin America,” curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, which will feature the frenetic compositions of Jorge Tacla.

Gallery LVS, Seoul

Operating in a large, warehouse-like space, Gallery LVS provides a unique opportunity for the exhibition of large-scale works. While many of Seoul’s galleries tend to specialize in Old Masters and Western artists, LVS is committed to promoting the careers of young emerging Asian artists. The gallery currently shows “2014 ASYAAF,” an exhibition of works by the Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival at Culture Station Seoul 284. Included are detailed landscapes by Liang Qunfeng, dreamlike compositions by Teguh Hariyanta, and playful bird sculptures by Motoki Hitomi, among works by other young Asian artists.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ingleby Gallery has been showcasing international and emerging artists for 16 years. Its program features an array of exhibitions and off-site projects such as “Billboard for Edinburgh,” which commissions one of its artists to create a work to be displayed on the side of the gallery for several months. The gallery is also involved with GENERATION, an ongoing series of exhibitions at galleries and museums across Scotland that traces the country’s evolution of art over the past 25 years, including artists Alison Watt and Callum Innes, among others. Katie Paterson’s sculptures fusing art and science are currently on view in the gallery.

Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

For 34 years, Robert Klein Gallery in Boston has been devoted exclusively to fine art photography. Its program includes work that spans the history of photography, ranging from Eadweard Muybridge’s dynamic “Animal Locomotion” series to contemporary works by artists such as Julie Blackmon and Cig Harvey. The gallery provides photographers with international exposure through its participation in art fairs such as Paris Photo, Art Miami, and the AIPAD Photography Show in New York. The gallery also collaborates with rare and out-of-print bookdealer Ars Libri to host satellite shows in the South End bookstore every month. Works by Karen Halverson and Gohar Dashti are currently on view.

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston

Though it features a range of contemporary art of all media by emerging and established artists, Barbara Krakow Gallery’s main focus is on minimal, conceptually driven work. The gallery has works by a diverse selection of renowned artists, including Richard Serra, Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker, and Ellsworth Kelly. Each year, Barbara Krakow is a mainstay at the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Art Fair in New York. The gallery also spearheaded an online catalogue raisonné of Sol LeWitt prints. This fall, the gallery will show exhibitions featuring Mel Bochner and Robert Cottingham.

Newlin Tillotson

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