Editor in Chief Jacqueline Terrebonne Shares Highlights from the Emerging Artists Issue
This special winter edition is filled with innovative creatives in the worlds of art, design, and jewelry, as well as awe-inspiring homes of collectors from Palm Beach to Belgium
The swirl of global art fairs and gallery openings seems like a lifetime ago. As much as I adored socializing with fascinating figures from around the world and the endless glasses of Champagne, there was a far greater purpose for Galerie’s founder and editorial director, Lisa Fayne Cohen, and our team of editors at these events—we were on the hunt for new talent to share with you through our pages. With our second annual Emerging Artists issue, we’ve set out to capture that same electric excitement of discovery, even if finding these fresh voices during various stages of lockdown presented a new challenge.
To pinpoint the best of the best, we turned to 15 of our favorite art-world insiders for their thoughts on who we should watch now. This year’s captivating group of 22 artists, which we’ve declared the “Next Big Things,” include painter Alexandre Lenoir, who explained, “I just want to instill a link between the viewer and the painting and for them to pass through the image.” Each one of these up-and-coming talents shares their point of view on how their personal experiences and outlook on today’s social and political issues shape their work.
But we don’t stop there—inside are profiles on promising artisans, including Flavie Audi, as well as a survey of on-the-rise jewelry designers. Plus, we offer an exciting guide to the unexpected gallery venues you should visit in Los Angeles if you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve. Another prodigious talent we’re excited to shine a light on is Nathan Litera. The designer behind the brilliant Belgian château on the cover honed his skills working under such legends as Jean Nouvel. Now the wunderkind leads his own firm, creating breathtaking, art-filled homes that feel grand yet family-friendly—perfect for how we all want to live today.
But perhaps it’s a text work by Lawrence Weiner leading into the disco at the Palm Beach home of collectors Amy and John Phelan that most aptly sums up how we’re all feeling: “Before and After a Hole in Time.” Let’s fill that space with something inspiring!