This week, Details magazine published its list of the ten coolest art galleries in America. As would be expected, the list was dominated by galleries in New York (4) and California (3). Less expected was the inclusion of Austin’s own Lora Reynolds Gallery which is located in the base of the 360 tower. The remaining two galleries were located in Chicago and Minneapolis.
Details claims that the 10 galleries on the list represent “the top places in the country to see contemporary art.” In their profile of the Lora Reynolds’ Gallery, the author writes that “after seven years toiling in the London and New York art worlds, Reynolds forged a niche in the competitive Austin scene by luring a roster of international talents like British artist Ewan Gibbs to Texas. As she told the Austin American Statesman when the gallery opened in 2005: “Why not bring art here that otherwise wouldn’t be shown?” And what she shows doesn’t just make you look—it makes you look twice.”
Lora Reynolds established the gallery in March 2005 after working with galleries in London and New York. The gallery’s mission is to bring national and international contemporary artists in all media to Austin. The gallery organizes 6 – 8 shows annually of emerging, mid-career, and established artists.
While Austin has a strong cultural scene for a mid-size city, it is not known for contemporary art. In addition to the well-respected Arthouse, it is great to see national recognition for Lora Reynolds Gallery. See the full article here.
Lora Reynolds Gallery