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About

Mission

We believe in the power of art to inspire, challenge, and transform. We are committed to presenting the work of contemporary artists who push the boundaries of traditional media and explore new ways of expressing themselves and engaging with the world. Our exhibitions and events aim to showcase a diverse range of artistic practices and perspectives, reflecting the complexity and diversity of contemporary society.

In addition to our exhibitions, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space for the exchange of ideas and the appreciation of art. We believe that art should be accessible and meaningful to everyone, regardless of their background or level of expertise. To this end, we offer a variety of educational programs and public events, such as artist talks, workshops, and community gatherings, to engage and educate our audiences.

As a contemporary art gallery, we also recognize the importance of supporting artists and fostering their growth and development. We strive to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for artists to exhibit their work, receive feedback, and build their careers. We believe that by supporting and promoting the work of contemporary artists, we can contribute to the vibrancy and richness of our community and beyond. We believe in the power of art to stimulate dialogue, inspire innovation, and promote cultural understanding.

We are a dynamic and engaging hub for contemporary art, fostering the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art and culture, and supporting and promoting the work of contemporary artists.

History

Welcome to Gallery 201, a brand new space dedicated to showcasing the best and brightest in contemporary art.

Founded by a group of passionate art enthusiasts, the Gallery 201 was born out of a desire to provide a platform for emerging artists to share their work with the world. In just a short time, we have already established ourselves as a leading destination for those looking to discover new and exciting talent.

Our doors first opened to the public in January of 2023, and since then we have been thrilled to present a wide range of exhibitions, We are constantly seeking out new and innovative artists to feature, and our program is always evolving to reflect the latest trends and movements in the art world.

We invite you to come and see for yourself what makes the  Gallery 201 such a unique and exciting place. Whether you are a seasoned collector or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of art, we believe there is something here for everyone. Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming exhibitions soon!"

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Affiliates

Gallery 201 is part of Out of New York Studio 

Image by Anna Kolosyuk

Curator in Residence

Bruce Soffer 

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Curator & Owner

Lourenso Ramautar 

Bruce Soffer/Curator

The Unwinding of My Visual Journey with Art

During my boyhood years (5-12) my dad often made 8mm films of our family and friends. I recall him displaying them from a grey metal movie projector onto a silvery white screen, and those revealed images mesmerized me. Only later would
I acknowledge that this experience allowed me to absorb the energy they contained, as visual art can be physical. I also looked at newspapers, magazines and books that were in my home, sensing that the photos in them were frozen in time. During my mid to late teens, I had friends who were interested in visual art, and I was drawn to them. They would show me their art projects; drawings, paintings, photographs and sculpture, asking me what I thought of them. During that process I felt as if I was discovering and revealing the unknown.
Now, it’s long been my gift to view, talk or write about visual art. I take that prize seriously, be it figurative or abstract art. I recognize that this undertaking contains a responsibility…., that of knowing I will learn something and pass my discovery on to another so they may be inspired, understand more about our culture, see something in a new way or experience beauty more deeply. Figurative art contains realistic physical objects, people or forms of nature. That representation usually supplies a story or is meant to comment on their appearance, or a
relationship or contrast with something outside the image. Abstract art surely looks quite different from this as it suggests feelings, emotions and creates moods and possibly future or fantasy worlds containing lines, shapes or paint drips.
All these many decades later, this joyous exploratory process still rings true: that long journey of seeing, experiencing, thinking, reading, writing and talking about art. Bravo & thank you Art, (you deserve to be capitalized).

Curator in Residence at Gallery 201 

email Info@gallery201.com

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