100 days 100 galleries: Day 90: Night Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Carlos Fentanes: When I look at a painting, sometimes I also spend time looking how is framed, how it’s hanged, how the space can be transformed by an object. I would like to see more of your space, not only the artworks.

The gallery didn’t answer.

When you want to evaluate a situation, in Mexico we say: “Hay que tantear el agua a los camotes” A literary translation could be: “you have to probe the water for the sweet potatoes”. It’s a cooking term implying that before starting to cook you should check that the water is in the right temperature but this applies to everything, even for submitting your work to a gallery, That’s why I’m doing this exercise, but instead of sweet potatoes I’ve got Art Galleries. How a gallery reacts to a question? Can I use the same question for several galleries? How they respond? Everything communicates even when you’re mute, even when you don’t answer a message. Why they don’t answer? I don’t care but it tells me that they are not serious about their work on the social networks, and if they’re not serious in Instagram it’s probable that they’re not serious in business either.

You can tell that the gallery is one of the most prestigious galleries in the city, and I will argue that because of that they should answer even the silliest questions.

Beside all of this, the gallery estates: The gallery does not accept unsolicited submissions. So don’t bother in call them.


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