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Communicating with Passion: an interview with Geneviève Lévesque, Entrepreneur and Founder of Artêria Gallery

Geneviève Lévesque founded Quebec-based Artêria Gallery in 2008 with the aim of promoting the works of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. Lauded for her perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit, Genevieve was awarded the prestigious Québec Mercuriade prize for business excellence in 2016 and emerged as the winner of the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award for Micro-Business from a pool of 6500 candidates in 2017. www.arteriagallery.com/

Artêria Gallery showcases bold, high-quality works from a variety of mediums, such as painting, photography, sculpture and glass, to cater to various tastes. Representing over forty practitioners from Canada, the United States and Europe, the brand proudly truly embodies its vision of creating employment for artists.

The gallery participates in exhibitions and fairs across the world, such as the Affordable Art Fair in London, New York City, and Hong Kong.

Services include appraisal, second market resale contracts from individuals or corporations, consulting for businesses and individuals, framing and delivery. 

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Geneviève via video call between London and Quebec… 

1. Describe your business in 5 words:

It’s really important as an entrepreneur to find your values that will guide your employees, customers, and all that you are doing. For us, the first word is communication, as we feel it’s really important to have transparency with the artist, employees, and clients, and we find everything works so much better when things are clearer. Number two would be engagement: the way we engage with everyone we work alongside is through commitment. For example, we only want those who are passionate about art to work for us. The third one would be enthusiasm because we want to have fun at work! We work super hard but also have a lot of fun. Most clients who come to buy a piece, it isn’t a chore for them, so we try to keep everything light, in a way. The last one would be rigour. You know, some people think the art world is flaky but it’s a really serious business! I know these concepts can sound quite contradictory, but for us, they really forge the identity of the gallery.

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Quintessence by Eric Robitaille at Decorazon

Quintessence is referred to as the fifth sense, and is the title of Eric Robitaille’s exhibition at DECORAZON NYC.  Celebrating the idea of beauty in its purest form, Robitaille demonstrates a unique combination of vibrant realism and modern abstract.

ERIC ROBITAILLE demonstrates a unique combination of vibrant realism and modern abstract. Building each painting using a very complex construction of high quality detailing and layers, the artist allows a large space for abstract process and flow. Eric Robitaille is a self-taught contemporary artist from Montreal, Quebec. He has shown works in several exhibitions across Canada, and is currently represented by galleries in Quebec and Ontario. He also enjoys meeting art buyers personally through independent fairs.

A contemporary artist from Montreal, Quebec, Eric Robitaille has a graphic design and illustration background.
Diverse animal and plant life play a large role in his recent series, primarily to symbolize human behavior and life mechanics. His animal subjects display human characteristics and virtues, while carrying messages of “being your best self”.

Through many years of experimentation, Eric Robitaille’s style has evolved from hyper-realism to a unique mixture of abstraction and surrealism. The distinctive integration of contrasting elements, graphic text, colours and layers result in creations that are visually intriguing and dynamic, but above all communicate to perfection the story and significance of each piece.

Exhibition on View: June 27 – August 24, 2019

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Stephen Maine- Press Play – at ODETTA

ODETTA is pleased to present their second solo exhibition in our new Chelsea location – Stephen Maine- Press Play with supporting artworks by Ryan Sarah Murphy as our Flat File Feature Artist.

Through humble materials, and an exploration into gravity and printmaking, Stephen Maine, in Press Play offers an updated approach to gestural abstraction. On a monumental scale, Maine creates a playful system of applying paint to canvas that is simultaneously performance, Rube Goldbergian engineering, and “blind painting.” Employing traditional printmaking skills, like developing a registration system for applying multiple layers of color, but on a gigantic scale, the plates obscure his view of what is actually happening on the canvas. The resulting color-rich abstractions offer surprising nuances and associations with landscape and science, while toggling between macro and micro perspectives. In contrast, Ryan Sarah Murphy’s abstractions, featured in our Flat Files, decidedly coax the found packaging materials to interact with one another in unexpected, yet lucid ways. The mass produced, tossed out, eye-candy-colored shards and planes move Murphy to develop a grammar that presents bridges, overpasses, subway lines… the urban landscape.

 

Artist’s Talk and Closing Reception  Saturday, July 27, 3-4:30 pm Saturday, July 27, 3-4:30 pm

 

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From Studio to Home: an Interview with Jessica Lloyd-Smith, Gallery Director of Modern ArtBuyer Limited

Jessica Lloyd-Smith is Gallery Director of Modern ArtBuyer Limited, which was founded in early 2012. The online gallery and consultancy showcases paintings, limited edition prints, mixed media and digital works with the mission of modernising the acquisition of affordable contemporary art. www.modernartbuyer.com/

Jessica’s background in both the art world and marketing lend themselves to the gallery’s consultancy service, where she sources dynamic pieces for private buyers, interior designers and property developers. The brand ensures high technical and creative standards through handpicking creations straight from the studios of exceptional artists. 

The gallery shows at Affordable Art Fair Battersea, as well as pop-ups in London, Bath and Bristol. 

Services include sales and art consultancy.

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Jessica via video call between London and Bath…

1. Describe your business in 5 words:

I’ll start with inspiring, professional, friendly, discerning. I think the final one would be diverse because the way I approach and find my clients, the way that I respond to them and the works are quite varied. We’re also diverse in terms of medium, level of artist’s career, price points and variety of clients, which ranges from big corporate clients to customers buying their first artwork.

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Gallerist, Mother, Landlord: an Interview with Susan Eley, Founder of Susan Eley Fine Art

Susan Eisner Eley founded her eponymous New York-based gallery in 2006 with a salon-style model. She holds a BA in Art History from Brown University and an MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. Prior to establishing her brand, Susan worked in public relations and education at the Morgan Library & Museum, NY, and interned at the Mayor’s Art Commission of the City of New York, and at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. She is also a former professional ballet dancer with the Feld Ballet, and was a blogger for the Huffington Post. www.susaneleyfineart.com/

Situated in an Upper West Side townhouse, Susan Eley Fine Art offers visitors an intimate viewing experience and an alternative way of enjoying art. The gallery prides itself in representing a bold variety of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from all across the US, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Showcased works primarily include painting, photography, sculpture and print. 

The gallery hosts an ongoing program of solo and group exhibitions, as well as collector talks, political fundraisers, panel discussions, and literary and poetry salons. The gallery also takes part in art fairs in the USA and Canada. 

Services offered include curating, art consulting, primary and secondary market sales, and jurying.

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Susan via video call between London and New York City…

1. Describe your business in 5 words:  

We are iconoclastic, intimate, off the beaten path, salon-style, and thriving.

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