The New York art scene is in full bloom. What better time than spring to discover new galleries across the city? Check out these three purveyors of their craft to get a different flavor of art and design.
ARTEMEST GALLERIA SETS UP SHOP IN CHELSEA
Artemest, one of the world’s foremost purveyors of Italian craft, has cemented its place in New York by setting up shop in Chelsea. At Artemest Galleria, pieces ranging from home decor to furnishings to lighting from a network of 1,400 artisans are highlighted in four distinct areas: a gallery, project room, sample room and garden. In addition, a workshop space allows design professionals and private clients to experience Artemest’s selections firsthand. Through May, the “Marmo” exhibition celebrates marble through creations that reflect on the material’s tradition and innovative possibilities—with pieces by makers and brands including Alimonti, Atelier Terrai, Del Savio 1910 and many more.
ACHILLE SALVAGNI ATELIER OPENS A GRAND UPPER EAST SIDE SALON
Expert Art Deco purveyor Benoist F. Drut of New York mainstay gallery Maison Gerard has teamed up with leading Italian architect Achille Salvagni to open a grand Upper East Side salon dedicated to the latter’s multidisciplinary oeuvre. The 4,000-square-foot gallery places Salvagni’s playful yet restrained, Deco-inspired furnishings and accessories in a setting that is simultaneously warm and palatial. New pink editions of his limelight-stealing Spider Chandelier have taken center stage at the sophisticated, light-filled locale, as well as pieces such as the Alcyone sofa in a fabric made in collaboration with textile designer Toyine Sellers or a pair of Tutankhamun armchairs, all against a backdrop of elegant architectural details that lend themselves to monumental displays.
“B” DRY GOODS TAKES YOU TO CROWN HEIGHTS
Taking you to Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood is “B” Dry Goods, a gallery presenting a mix of collectible art, design, rare books, manuscripts, music and ephemera. Paying tribute to the site’s history, its name honors the “stocking what’s essential” mentality of historic working-class areas and nods to a cultural heritage based on community values. In a similar spirit, the gallery mandates to exhibit artists that embrace diversity and multiculturalism while demonstrating prowess in their craft. On view from March 10, the “Fully Furnished” exhibition will survey recent paintings and drawings by New York-based Jeannie Weissglass (who often depicts antique tables, sofas and chairs in her art) in dialogue with pieces from the private collections of Igor Stravinsky, Ringo Starr, Andy Warhol and the Metropolitan Opera House, to name a few.