Wright, Carberry collaboration to stage art exhibitions in NY

Valerie Carberry and Richard Wright. Image courtesy of Wright.

Valerie Carberry and Richard Wright. Image courtesy of Wright.

NEW YORK – Valerie Carberry Gallery and Wright have announced a new collaboration. Launching in March of 2014, Carberry @ Wright is an exhibition program that brings artists represented by Valerie Carberry Gallery in Chicago to New York for shows at Wright’s exciting new gallery space at 980 Madison Ave.

The shows will feature artists from Carberry’s contemporary program and will occur two to three times per year, as special condensed-run exhibitions of new work.

“What drives my business is creativity and innovation, which is why this collaboration makes perfect sense. The New York gallery will have the dynamism and flexibility to do so many things. We can preview top highlights from our auctions, we can produce curated exhibitions of art and design, and we can work with Valerie to bring her high quality program to our space,” said Richard Wright, president of Wright.

Carberry said, “We are constantly looking for ways to bring a wider audience to the gallery’s program. We engage with as many of our clients as possible in Chicago and exhibit at select art fairs, such as the Art Show and Art Basel Miami Beach. The chance to exhibit for more than just a long weekend in New York,  and to collaborate with my husband in programming his beautiful new gallery is an irresistible opportunity.”

The inauguration of Carberry @ Wright is an exhibition of new paintings by Jim Lutes, “Ponies and Psychos.” The show marks Lutes’s first solo exhibition in New York in over 20 years.

Represented by Carberry since 2005, Lutes has been featured in three solo exhibitions and five group shows at the gallery in Chicago. Lutes has been included in two Whitney Biennials (1993 and 2010).

In this most recent series, Lutes’s paintings hark back to a lost and troubling story of the American West. Using primary source material and early photographic records from digitized archives, Lutes confronts the online vestiges of an erased history and gives physical presence to the narrative in our time, notes Carberry.


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Valerie Carberry and Richard Wright. Image courtesy of Wright.

Valerie Carberry and Richard Wright. Image courtesy of Wright.