100 days 100 galleries; Day 36: Luhring Augustine, New York NY

The gallery was founded in 1985 by co-owners Lawrence R. Luhring and Roland J. Augustine. Its principal focus is the representation of an international group of contemporary artists whose diverse practices include painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, and performance.

Carlos Fentanes (CF): With so many galleries in NYC how difficult is to have a notorious presence and have a part of the market?

Luhring Augustine (LA): nothing

After 36 days I’m noticing that I started to be repetitive, pretty much the same question with the same no answer at all. How can I avoid that, I found a trend here and I want to get out of it. Do you know other way?

Yes, how can I be different if I follow the same tactics than others? how can I have a notorious presence with the galleries? asking silly questions about their city or their art or their style? Why abstract instead of hyperrealism? Why New York instead of Chapala? Yes, most of the question have an implicit answer so why to bother answering them?
Why this gallery is on my list? What are they doing? why are they so important? It seems the it is followed by someone that I follow but is that enough? well, they don’t answer direct messages, they don’t use Instagram as a two way communication channel .

Well because the gallery is in New York is not a excuse, yesterday a gallery told me that location isn’t everything and it’s not the main issue. Maybe being a little mysterious helps with the sales or helps to pay the rent, I don’t know. Here’s some examples of what they show in their gallery, take a look and judge yourself, is location everything?

ektor garcía
cuivre, 2017
Copper sheet, crochet artificial sinew
7 x 126 inches
(17.8 x 320 cm)
ektor garcía
cabeza güera, 2019
Glazed ceramic, crochet cotton
10 x 7 x 7 inches
(25.4 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm)
Clarissa Tossin
Study for Future Fossil, 2019
Pine wood base, rocks, roots, leaves, bark, soil, sand, plaster, cement, silicone, foam, resin, aluminum foil, electronic waste, recycled plastics from the artist’s own waste
11 1/4 x 33 x 9 inches
(28.6 x 83.8 x 22.9 cm)
ektor garcía
portal (guadalajara), 2018
Crochet leather cord, copper tubing, suede
Dimensions variable

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