As the epicenter of the art world, New York City is a haven for recently graduated MFA students and aspiring young artists from all over the world. Whilst blue-chip galleries populate the neighborhood of Chelsea, the Lower East Side and SoHo have become hot-spots for cutting edge art-dealers to pioneer emerging talent. The following list highlights the new key players of the developing art scene, which illustrates the city’s evolving future.
Respected Rome-based gallery Monitor has recently opened a new space in the Lower East Side named Monitor Studio. Their cutting edge program in Italy features both young, emerging talent and older, established artists. Director Paola Capata is known for her artistic compassion and support, representing such artists as Guido van der Werve, Alexandre Singh, Francesco Arena, and Kostis Velonis. This autumn marks the beginning of an international exhibition program that will encourage dialogue between Monitor’s two spaces. Harnessing the power of their small space with strategic curatorial choices, confirms Monitor’s reputation as a critically grounded gallery that showcases accessible exhibits.
Monitor Studio, 195 Chrystie Street, Suite 502B, New York, NY, USA
Run by artist Margaret Lee and her partner Oliver Newton, 47 Canal has gained a steady following since opening in 2011. Lee’s first space at 179 Canal existed more as a party project. Despite only running for two years, this original outpost helped precipitate a group of like-minded artists. 47 Canal represents artists who explore how the intersection of technology and contemporary culture is changing humanity. This heavily weighted topic is transferred into a visual language by such artists as Josh Kline, Michele Abeles, and Antoine Catala. Lee and Newton make the artist a first priority, encouraging experimentation devoid of market constraints.
47 Canal, 291 Grand Street, New York, NY, USA +1 646 415 7712
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