Randy Kennedy has the news that former Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore has decided to open a gallery next week in Chelsea called The Curator Gallery:
The 1,600-square-foot space, which previously housed the Von Lintel Gallery, will operate as a kind of kunsthalle, bringing in guest curators to organize shows that will focus on painting, photography and sculpture by emerging or under-recognized artists, said Ms. Moore, who along with her husband has long collected photorealistic painting. […]
The gallery’s first show, curated by Mark Wethli, a painter and professor at Bowdoin College, will showcase the work of six abstract painters from Maine. Ms. Moore said the space would try to deal in works priced at less than $10,000 and will also host weekly seminars for beginning collectors, as well as watercolor classes on Sundays.
“I’m not sure if you had to make a living you could do what I’m going to do,” she said, but added: “The goal is to make it a viable business. Not for me but for the artists. I want to sell a lot of work for them.”
Former Time Executive to Open Chelsea Art Gallery (ArtsBeat/NYTimes)