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David Carrier, Michael Findlay, Rebecca Taylor & Wallace Whitney: The Gallery of the Future: Fiction or Fact?
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Born in Scotland in 1945, Michael Findlay is a Director of Acquavella Galleries. He directed one of the first galleries in SoHo in the 1960s and ran his own gallery there from 1969-1977. Previously International Director of Fine Arts at Christie’s auction house, Findlay is on the Advisory Council for Christie’s Education and the Board of NYFA. His first book,The Value of Art, was published by Prestel in 2012 and has been translated into five languages and his forthcoming book, Seeing Slowly—Looking at Modern Art will be published this fall.
Rebecca Taylor is Executive Vice President of FITZ & CO —the leading strategic communications and marketing firm specializing in arts + culture—and lectures extensively on the art world ecosystem at Christie’s, as well as international conferences in Berlin, Bristol, Buenos Aires, Glasgow, Istanbul, Mexico City, Santiago, and beyond. Prior to joining FITZ & CO, Taylor worked at MoMA PS1, the Getty and MOCA Los Angeles; taught contemporary art history at UCLA Extension; and contributed to Khan Academy’s Smart History and Huffington Post.
David Carrier has taught philosophy in Pittsburgh and art history in Cleveland. A much published art critic, he currently writes for artcritical.com and the Brooklyn Rail. His most recent book, with Darren Jones, is The Contemporary Art Gallery. His book with Joachim Pissarro, Open Your Eyes: Art is Around You is forthcoming, as is his book about the painter Lawrence Carroll.
Wallace Whitney is a painter who lives and works in the Bronx. He received an MFA from Bard College and a BA degree from Hampshire College. Recent solo shows include Alight, Align at Ceysson & Beneteire Gallery, Saint-Etienne, France, Dream Feed at Horton Gallery in New York and a forthcoming two person show at Soloway in Brooklyn. Whitney is also a co-founder and current co-director of CANADA, an artist-run gallery located in the Lower East side of Manhattan.