Follow Friday: Five Galleries With An International Roster
From Los Angeles to Berlin, these five galleries feature innovative, contemporary artists from around the world. Discover an artist-collective-turned-gallery founded by Shepard Fairey, a San Francisco gallery focusing on contemporary painting, and a 3,000-square-foot warehouse art space in Dubai.
This Berlin-based gallery focuses on promoting the work of young international artists. While its roster is mostly German, the gallery also represents Spanish painter Vicky Uslé, whose oil paintings are currently on view in the gallery in “Weightlessness Encounter.” Her paintings depict a Minimalist, geometric style, with abstract forms emerging from layered lines. 
Founded in 1975, Buchmann Galerie exhibits international contemporary art in its two locations, Berlin and Lugano. The gallery represents artists working in a diverse range of media, including architect, sculptor, and painter Zaha Hadid, mixed media sculptor Tatsuo Miyajima, and Lawrence Weiner, who creates language-based works. The gallery’s Berlin space is currently showing Art Brut paintings by Martin Disler, and abstract drawings by Fiona Rae
CK Contemporary, San Francisco
Located in San Francisco’s historic Union Square, CK Contemporary emphasizes promoting the work of contemporary artists from around the world. With a focus on paintings, the gallery is committed to helping collectors and designers find pieces for the home. “Objects of Beauty: Contemporary Still Life Painting,” featuring work by Jay Mercado, Conor Walton, K Henderson, Ottorino De Lucchi, José Basso, David De Biasio, Hollis Dunlap, Dianne Gall, and James Neil Hollingsworth is on view through October 6th.  
Dubai-based Lawrie Shabibi makes it its mission to showcase the works of innovative contemporary artists. Housed in a 3,000-square-foot warehouse in an industrial district, the gallery supports a program featuring the work of established and emerging talent. Currently on view is a group exhibition, titled “Act & Application,” that examines photography and its various conventions. 
Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles
With a multifunctional gallery space located in Los Angeles, Subliminal Projects supports a program of exhibitions, lecture series, workshops, and artist publications. Founded by Shepard Fairey and Blaze Blouin as an artist collective in 1995, the gallery has grown to host and curate exhibitions by contemporary innovators such as Ryan McGinness, Blek le Rat, and Ravi Zupa