Art Galleries You Loved the Most in June
Before the art world slowly dips into summer hiatus, we still have July left to enjoy exhibitions and events around the world, dedicated to contemporary arts and their talented practitioners. June was one exciting month, and as we look behind at the last 30 days, we see an amazing roster of shows, some of which are still on view, so make sure you don’t miss them! To organize these exhibitions, there are many remarkable art galleries, and we’re proud to also see them as part of our own database of spaces. This gives us an opportunity to stay up-to-date with their program and latest showcases, which we then present to our readers with much pleasure. We now present you ten most popular art galleries here on Widewalls for the month of June 2016! See what they have in store for you.
Corey Helford Gallery - A Los Angeles Gem
Dedicated to supporting and growth of young and emerging, as well as well-known and established artists, Corey Helford Gallery has been a force to be reckoned with on the Los Angeles art scene since it was first established by Jan Corey Helford and her husband in 2006. With a new exhibition and events program every four weeks, the space occupies a 12,000 square feet building in downtown LA. After hosting a show titled Decoration Armament by artist Kazuki Takamatsu, the gallery just concluded Allure, a showcase of works by the legendary Hush, which explored the notions of femininity, power and loss in the artist’s trademark style.
me Collectors Room - Berlin’s Finest
Not only does me Collectors Room house one of the greatest private art collections – the Olbricht Collection – but it also offers its space for other collections out there to put their items on display. Since 2010, this gallery has been hosting these, as well as a number of memorable exhibitions, both solo and group, and has proven to be one of the most prominent platforms in the German capital. The Private Exposure show just concluded, but the one you really wouldn’t want to miss is still there – the exhibition of photographs by the one and only Cindy Sherman, straight from the collection of Mr. Thomas Olbricht himself, which will stay on view through August 28, 2016.
kunzt gallery - One of Europe’s Longest-Existing Online Galleries
Providing their customers with access to the world’s best art, kunzt was founded in Belgium by Kris Ghesquière in November 2005, as a company to promote, show and sell art by international artists globally. With a depot in Miami, FL, USA and an inventory housed around the world, they partner with galleries, artists and publishers from around the globe and represent a secure platform for buying and selling artwork, all of which are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Currently, there is an impressive list of artists and their available pieces, so make sure you visit their website if you’re on the lookout for some new art!
BC Gallery - In Pace with the Changing Art Market
Based in Berlin since 2013, BC Gallery is dedicated to high-end urban and contemporary art and artists, both local and international. With a team immersed in research and the development at a time of a rapidly changing art market, the space provides support to creatives who wish to have their work produced and promoted, at the same time offering itself as a stable platform for exclusive artworks and institutional projects. Currently on view is Hollow, an exhibition of works by Diego Cirulli, which showcases the Argentinian artist’s latest oil paintings of an incredible photorealism. September 2016 will see a show dedicated to Italian artist Fabio D’Aroma.
Galerie Hegemann - A Strong Focus on Urban and Street Art
In 2011, Holger Hegemann, son of prominent European portraitist Erwin Hegemann, opened a gallery of the family name and started presenting contemporary, urban and street art to the audience of Munich and beyond. With a passion for Public art and its artists, Galerie Hegemann is very present on the international art fair scene and also provides council in regard to acquisitions and collections. Currently on view, a joint show of three creatives, street artist Van Ray, Dutch sculptor Mo Cornellisse and Pop art creative Crail Moansburg. Throughout this summer, there will be no holiday, as they will show German artist Igor Oleinikov and, for the first time, the sculptures of David Begbie.
30works Galerie - A Cologne Sanctuary of Urban and Pop Art
Ever since he opened 30works Galerie in Cologne, gallerist Gérard Margaritis has been managing it by impulse and the current trends in the worlds of urban and pop art today. As a result, the gallery often hosts exciting pop-up exhibitions of the most relevant artists our there, including prominent names like mittenimwald, Joe Børg, AVone, Jorg Döring and Thomas Baumgärtel, whose show Heavy Metal just ended. Just before that, for a week only, they hosted a pop-up show dedicated to the works of one Van Ray, so make sure you stay tuned as we announce their future shows – but don’t blink, ‘cause you might miss them!
Hang-Up Gallery - Leading Banksy Dealers Worldwide
Located in the vibrant and bohemian neighborhood of Stoke Newington in London, Hang-Up Gallery now hosts a variety of artists, photographers and makers, after starting our as a street art website specializing in highly collectible and sought-after limited edition prints. With close links with a global network of publishers, dealers, private collectors and other galleries, they have become one of Europe’s leading online urban art gallery and a prominent space. As we speak, they are hosting a great show curated by The Connor Brothers and featuring well-known names such as Butch Anthony, Candice Tripp, Dr Victor Schroeder, Giles Walker, Joe Webb, John Henry Toney, Laura Keeble, Mark Powell, Motion Paper Project and Swoon.
Artemisia Gallery - Celebrating French Artists
Based in New York, Artemisia Gallery is focused on being of help to experienced and new collectors in pursue of artworks by French and international artists. Through curated solo, duo and group exhibitions, as well as live events throughout the year, they built a comprehensive portfolio of artworks that are also available at their online store. After presenting their Spring Show in collaboration with Azart Gallery, which featured some of their best artists like Rafael Espitia, Laina Hadengue, Lilly, Kali Dennis, Artemisia Gallery will now be at art southampton art fair, from July 7 through 11, 2016 in Bridgehampton, NY, USA.
44309 - A Dortmund Street Art Gallery
An art gallery and agency, the 44309 Street Art Gallery is focused on just that, street art, but also graffiti, urban art and contemporary art at large. Curating between 6 and 8 shows per year, this art space collaborates with almost every big name working in these fields today, including MadC, Telmo & Miel, Blek le Rat, Steph Cop, Reso, Alice Pasquini, Michal Sepe, Daniel Chazme and many others. Recently, they opened a solo show dedicated to Brazilian artist L7m, entitled Unlimited (running through August 7, 2016), while in the fall we can expect artworks by another Brazilia, Ethos, and French creative SWIZ.
ADDA - A Traveling Gallery
Here’s an unusual one – ADDA Gallery, officially based in Brussels, Belgium, is an actual traveling gallery which showcases special exhibitions in various cities around the world. It presents contemporary artists with a focus on these already established who come from urban art, Earlier, they hosted a show dedicated to the comic graffiti works by French artist Mark Bodé, and through July 10, 2016, they will present the latest solo exhibition by Dran. Known for his satirical drawings, the artist brings together the latest paintings and unpublished drawings produced during 2015 and so far this year, many of which are also available for sale on the gallery’s website.