November 2, 2020 — January 31, 2021
An Artsy.net exclusive exhibition
Fifth Annual Exhibition of Artists Selected from the Gallery Review Program
Garvey|Simon is pleased to announce Select 5, the fifth annual exhibition of work by emerging and mid-career artists chosen by director Elizabeth K. Garvey through the gallery’s innovative Review Program.
Garvey|Simon established the Review Program in 2016 to open a dialogue between artists and galleries, a practice that has long been anathema to gallery orthodoxy. Neither the past practice of artists drowning galleries in heaps of slides nor today’s avalanche of emails is beneficial to either gallery or artist. Garvey believes that artists “need to have a working platform to engage with dealers who otherwise might not see their work.” In the multi-tiered program, artists must pay an administrative fee for their work to be reviewed. “We want artists to think before they submit and be sure their work is appropriate for our program – the small fee puts some skin in the game and detracts from artists sending generic, mass submissions.” Finalists are given a private meeting with the gallery to consider their work for the exhibition. Garvey|Simon has cultivated successful partnerships with artists Margot Glass, Eileen Murphy, Linda Lindroth, Joshua Flint, Sharon Shapiro, Constance Scopelitis, Leonard Sussman, Robert Stuart, and Sung Won Yun through the Select program.
In the progressive spirit of the Artist Review program, Garvey has turned to Artsy.net as the host for this year’s exhibition. By using this vetted online marketplace, the exhibition will have an extended duration, and the opportunity to reach an increasingly global audience. Though this year’s artists work in an array of media, they are united by their compositional intricacy and multi-lateral approach to making. From ceramic, to collage, to graphite, to photography, each of the artists stretches their material to its conceptual limit.