Gavlak Gallery to Open Second Space in LA
By Ashton Cooper
Palm Beach’s Gavlak gallery has announced that it will open a second location in Los Angeles on June 26. The 5,000-square-foot Hollywood space at 1034 North Highland Avenue is located near Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Michael Kohn Gallery, and Regen Projects. An inaugural group show of gallery artists Orly Genger, Scott Reeder, and T.J. Wilcox, among others, will kick off the new venue.
“Regarding my choice of LA for the second gallery location, I have a personal history with the city,” founder Sarah Gavlak said in an email. “I moved there in the early 90s, attended grad school at the Art Center College of Design, and got to know many artists who live and work there. I am looking forward to living in a city that is very artist-centric, and working with many of my friends in LA more closely.”
Gavlak founded her eponymous gallery in West Palm Beach in 2005 with one of Wade Guyton’s first solo gallery shows in the U.S.
“The reason I opened my first gallery in Palm Beach is because there is a great community of collectors, but there aren’t any galleries representing many of the artists they collect,” Gavlak said. “So I saw a need and a unique opportunity opening in Palm Beach.”