Gallery M has served the Harlem community since 1986, providing Weston United’s consumers with the benefit of volunteer work experience in an art gallery setting. The public has also been treated to some very fine art shows, as well, with the focus on works by artists of color. Exhibitions have included artists Laura Gadson, Ms Kitty Rose, ANCS Sensations, Nikki Williams, Shimoda Accessories, Armando Alleyne, and Antonio Alonso.
IN/EX…Look Again, the current group show of three academically schooled conceptual artists, examines the relationship between interior and exterior space and human emotions.
Mark Thomas Gibson
Received his BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC. He has recently shown at Heist Gallery, NYC, Motus Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Twenty Twenty Projects, Miami, FLA, and at Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, NY. At Gallery M he shows a striking painting of a gray-flecked forest that reflects nature with its inherent kinetic potential.
An MFA graduate of Mills College, Jolly, in 2010 has exhibited at Obsidian Arts, Minneapolis, MN, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA. At Gallery M he presents a new piece, “Seeding What Remains.” The allegorical installation utilizes a fallen three-light chandelier with plants growing out of the sockets.
Leslie Smith III
Received his MFA from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT in 2009. He has Most recently shown his work at Galapagos Art Space, NYC, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD. In this show Smith contributes three shiny geometric paintings rendered in deep hues of blue, black, burgundy, and red. The artist’s intention in his work is to “complicate one’s notion of hierarchy in power and authority, allowing for an experience that is authentic in its complexity.”
“IN/EX…Look Again!” is curated by Tod Roulette of Roulette Fine Art, a private dealer. Roulette is known for showing contemporary artists of color, and was the curator at Gallery M for eight years before leaving in 2008.
The show is in place through November 27, 2010 at 123 West 135th Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 12-6 pm and Thursday from 1-8 pm. Call 212-234-4106 to check gallery hours, which may be subject to change.