Artsy Chooses De Buck Gallery as One of its Top 10 Booths at Expo Chicago

Stephen Towns, Two Navy Soldiers
Steven Towns, Two Navy Sailors, 2021

De Buck Gallery, is among the top 10 standout booths on Artsy at Expo Chicago’s Online Edition, alongside Richard Heller Gallery, Stephen Daiter Gallery and Matthew Marks Gallery.

In this year’s annual round up, Artsy’s editorial team assessed an array of 80 international and US galleries taking part in this year’s digital edition of Expo Chicago. From a mixture of younger to more established galleries, each presented a variety of different media from painting, sculpture, fiber art, and more. Keep reading to see what Art Market reporter Justin Kamp had to say about De Buck Gallery’s booth.

“New York’s De Buck Gallery has brought together an exciting array of new and recent mixed-media works by Stephen Towns and Tina Williams Brewer,” wrote Kamp. “Towns’s intimately rendered portraits of Black subjects, taken from the artist’s forthcoming solo show “Declaration and Resistance,” opening in 2022 at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, radiate a warmth that is enhanced by subtle decorative elements like the copper-leaf halos in Two Roses (2021) and Two Navy Soldiers (2021), or the hints of metal and silver leaf in the barbershop scene Shaping Up (2021).

“The booth’s main focus, however, is its fabric works. Towns’s contributions, all executed in 2020, draw on Black spirituals for inspiration, rendering narrative scenes of subjects placed along multi-textured coastlines and against vast star-studded skies. Brewer’s textile work shares a similar penchant for textural juxtaposition, combining a wide array of materials including Peruvian woven fabric, domestic taffeta, shibori, rayon, batiked medallions, sequins, and more. The resulting works are gestural, collage-like objects, layering abstract forms over figurative elements and piecing together fabrics from around the world in an almost ecstatic fashion. Collectors seem to be excited about the works, too: As of this writing, three out of the five works by Brewer on offer have sold.”

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