|Susie Eley from Susan Eley Fine Art in New York.|
While in the East Coast, I did have some interesting experiences. One of which was visiting galleries in both Provincetown, MA and in New York City. The Provincetown galleries were a lot smaller (some of them super tiny) than I thought they would be and there was a high concentration of them on one street. I have seen some small spaces in San Francisco, but some of these galleries were even smaller than the smallest. I also wasn't used to the way the work was hung. Most of the work was shown salon style, with MANY paintings on a wall, hung above, below, and next to each other, in order to maximize space. There was also a good amount of work in some galleries that were in what I would describe as "file walls". These "files" were walls that had art on the front and back of each partition and you could flip through the walls as if they were pages in a book (think rugs hanging in a rug store and you'll get a better picture). I can't say that I am big fan of this way of displaying work, although it is pretty ingenious. Everything seemed so cramped and the work had no room to "breathe". When I look at art, I like to see some space between each piece so that I can contemplate what I am looking at without the next image interfering in my thoughts or line of view. I can understand the space issue may dictate the way art is hung, I am not faulting the galleries for that, I am just stating my preference.
|David Kidd at Susan Eley Fine Art. I LOVE his work!|
|Chase Langford at Susan Eley Fine Art. |
Both were beautiful pieces and unfortunately for me, SOLD.
|Two paintings by Amber George. I really like that color green.|
|Graphite and encaustic pieces by Maria O'Malley. |
We bought the bottom painting.
|Four paintings by Audrey Phillips at Susan Eley Fine Art.|
BTW, if you are in New York, stop by Susan Eley Fine Art to see this show. It is up until the end of June and is a definite worth see. Check out the website for more details.