Editor in Chief Jacqueline Terrebonne Shares Highlights from the Power of Art and Design Issue
Featuring captivating stories and art-filled interiors, the fall issue is packed with inspiration and beauty
A recent video call with artist Liza Lou proved to be more intimate than the standard interview. I could peer into her Los Angeles studio and see the intricate drawing she was working on, while she could glimpse the books, art, and objects in my West Village living room that are providing me with creative comfort. “The greatest art has always been made during the most difficult times,” she told me. For us at Galerie, recent months have inspired this special Power of Art and Design issue, which celebrates talents who craft unfathomable beauty and also spark real change in the world. In a portfolio entitled “The Power to Transform,” we recognize six visionaries who utilize their genius and influence to elevate others, including Lou, who is using social media to give makers a voice during COVID-19, and Lauren Halsey, who is delivering boxes of free organic produce in L.A. during the pandemic. In New Haven, Connecticut, Titus Kaphar is building NXTHVN, an accelerator for artists and curators of color. Each of these exceptional innovators proves how their gifts go far beyond the canvas.
With everyone spending countless hours at home, Galerie is excited to offer a closer look at what creatives choose to surround themselves with. On the cover, architect Lee F. Mindel reimagines his longtime Manhattan duplex penthouse with a trove of collectibles in a way that’s “more personal” and “more optimistic.” We also check in with other experts of interiors on how to conceive a home office that marries function and style. Why shouldn’t we all do as Richard Petit of the Archers did and install a striking Sterling Ruby painting for the ultimate Zoom background?
Working with the talented people featured in this issue, we’re thrilled to soon be launching a special online shopping experience, where a portion of the proceeds will go to charity. At the forthcoming galeriemagazine.com/shop, you’ll discover a highly curated selection of limited-edition works, including a Stephen Antonson bust. Now it’s up to you to decide how you’ll harness the power of art and design to transform your world.