Mar­ket Re­ports

Owner Mod­ern West Fine Art

American Fine Art Magazine - - In This Issue -

Utah has a thriv­ing mar­ket for con­tem­po­rary art, fu­eled by a long her­itage of es­tab­lished and emerg­ing artists that have left their mark within the art world. This drives an in­ter­est within our com­mu­nity, cre­at­ing new col­lec­tors who are pas­sion­ate about en­gag­ing with the art, and ex­ist­ing col­lec­tors who are look­ing to push the bound­aries of their own col­lec­tions. We have es­tab­lished an as­tute group of col­lec­tors, and we love our con­nec­tion to West­ern and con­tem­po­rary pa­trons.

Our fo­cus con­tin­ues to evolve as we meet the de­mand of our mar­ket’s in­ter­est in collecting con­tem­po­rary works that push the bound­aries of West­ern art. We are thrilled to have fea­tured our first ex­hi­bi­tion with Taos Mod­ern artists Beatrice Man­del­man and her hus­band Louis Ribak in part­ner­ship with Rosen­berg & Co. in New York and Univer­sity of New Mex­ico Foun­da­tion, who man­age their es­tate. This im­por­tant ex­hi­bi­tion has opened a new chap­ter for the gallery, broad­en­ing the op­por­tu­nity for our pa­trons to view and ac­quire his­tor­i­cal col­lectible works.

We aim to cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment that sup­ports artists’ abil­ity to ex­per­i­ment and con­tinue to de­velop their work. We are al­ways look­ing to di­ver­sify the medi­ums that we fea­ture, hence ex­pand­ing our pho­tog­ra­phy pres­ence and works on pa­per. Newly rep­re­sented col­lage artist Lib­erty Blake has been well re­ceived by our lo­cal and na­tional mar­kets and is an artist to keep your eye on. Her works cre­ate ten­sion and balance, care­fully con­sid­er­ing color re­la­tion­ships, scale, tex­ture and nar­ra­tive. We are also very ex­cited to be fea­tur­ing works by Kiki Gaffney whose work jux­ta­poses an­i­mated shapes with de­sign el­e­ments and Ali­son Denyer whose work en­com­passes ar­eas of draw­ing paint­ing, print­mak­ing and in­stal­la­tion. We are cur­rently mak­ing it a pri­or­ity to ad­dress par­ity and equal rep­re­sen­ta­tion of men and women. Our up­com­ing show

West – the Ef­fect of Land and Space will fea­ture works by 10 fe­male artists in­spired by the dis­tinct feel­ings the Amer­i­can West im­bues, July 20 through Au­gust 31.

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