New York City – The Beginning
So, as you girls know I have my first show in NYC! I’m stoked.
This is the way it started.
Having a website is really an important thing I feel, as you have the opportunity to show your work to a whole lot of people, including gallery scouts. Over time I have had a number of people contact me with regard to showing my work in their galleries – mainly web spaces though. Nothing I felt inclined to push.
I got an email about a mth ago from the exhibition assistant at ICO gallery in NY. He had seen my work, and thought the gallery would welcome the opportunity to work with me.
So, I emailed back, and started correspondence with the owner of the gallery. I liked the guy, and thought I’d give it a chance – after looking up their website, and studying a bit about them. I also really liked the location, as it is in Tribeca – a great part of NY.
Also, when the hell will I have this kind of opportunity the next time. Usually we have to beat on the doors of galleries to give us a chance. This, will give me some kind of leverage – I’m thinking.
Heres the catch – nothing is ever easy is it?!
They wanted a fee upfront and then would take a lower commission at the back. Impossible for me! So, after talking to a whole bunch of people, and deciding that it would be a good move for me to pursue this and consider it an investment in myself, I spoke with good ol Nirali who suggested I simply negotiate with them.
So, I negotiated and they agreed to my terms. Basically, taking less upfront, and more at the back – through commissions. I’m ok with this.
I feel I have to break into the art scene sooner than later, and it definitely is pushing me to produce. Also, this looks damn good on my resume!
I will be represented by the gallery for a yr. After that, like a lot of galleries, they see where our relationship can go for the next yr.
My first show is in December, the 2nd through the 21st- before christmas, which I hope will be good for my art sales! And, a great end to the year 2008!
Thats it! The info for my first show in NYC!