From black-and-white photography and limited-edition European design to humorous creations by an Indian duo, there is sure to be something to appeal to your worldly tastes at these five galleries from around the globe.
Carbon 12, Dubai: Established in 2008, Carbon 12, Dubai is among the first galleries in the UAE to present an international lineup of contemporary, museum-quality artists. Gallery founders Kourosh Nouri and Nadine Knotzer are committed to bring global art world trends to Dubai, in addition to encouraging artistic exchange. The gallery currently shows “Black Rainbow,” a joint exhibition featuring the sculptural forms of Rui Chafes and ink-and-gouache paintings by Ralf Ziervogel, together forming a stirring vision in black.
Priveeekollektie: Dutch gallery Priveekollektie specializes in contemporary art and limited-edition, collectible design, and artists merging the two disciplines. Now on view is a solo presentation by Thukral & Tagra; the Indian duo works collaboratively in a range of media, combining popular culture and traditional Indian motifs, often employing fantastical imagery and satire.
Louis B James: Founded in 2011, Louis B James shows contemporary artists working in a range of media on New York’s Lower East Side. On view now is “Touch The Moon,” a group show featuring drawing, collage, painting, photography, sculpture, and video created by 13 artists. While evoking outer space and the spirit of the 1950s space race, the artworks on view share in common a tendency to employ everyday materials.
Leo Xu Projects: Shanghai-based gallery Leo Xu Projects shows the work of an emerging generation of artists from or living in China, as well as mounting projects with more established international artists. The gallery currently shows “LI QING: IN THE VINCINITY,” a solo exhibition of Chinese artist Li Qing’s mixed-media works; a highlight of the show is a series of paintings wherein the artist has repurposed wooden window frames.
Stephen Daiter Gallery: Chicago’s Stephen Daiter Gallery specializes in 20th-century fine art photography from the U.S. and Europe, and also maintains Daiter Contemporary, which shows recent photography from emerging and mid-career artists. Currently on view is “Before The Shift: The Early Black and White Photographs of Alex Webb, Martin Parr, Lynne Cohen, and Stephen Shore,” featuring four masters of classic silver print darkroom photography.