Best Artist-Friendly Gallery (2008)

White Columns

While most commercial galleries are pumping time and money into glossy ads and clever press kits for a handful of artists, Lauren Ross and Paul Ha—the curators at White Columns, NYC's oldest alternative art space—are combing the city for raw talent, making hundreds of studio visits and reviewing thousands of submitted artists' slides each year. Roughly 20 percent of what they see is kept in their slide file, which is available for galleries, museums, and individual buyers to browse through for hot rookies. A bird's-eye view of the NYC talent pool coupled with the freedoms of a nonprofit gallery make for a marvelously obtuse art venue—and an equally great resource for emerging artists.

Location Details

320 W. 13th St.
New York NY 10014


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