De Buck Gallery is thrilled to announce the opening of a new exhibition space and artist residency in Saint-Paul de Vence, France. The space will open in March 2021 with a solo exhibition of new works by Raelis Vasquez and will later feature artists including Ardeshir Tabrizi, Stephen Towns, Devan Shimoyama and Hiba Schahbaz. The first Artist in Residence of 2021 will be Devan Shimoyama followed by Stephen Towns.
Founded in 2011 by David De Buck, De Buck Gallery focuses on contemporary artists, from emerging to mid-career, and is deeply committed to supporting artists’ growth through special projects and exhibitions. The gallery supports a vibrant contemporary program of narrative, identity-based art, primarily focused on figurative painting and innovative fiber work.
De Buck presents artists who are art scene leaders across their disciplines with a strong curatorial following and critical acclaim. The gallery programming engages contemporary talent such as Devan Shimoyama, Stephen Towns, Hiba Schahbaz, Ronald Jackson, Tahnee Lonsdale, and Juan Garaizabal. Shows such as “Sweet” (2017) by Devan Shimoyama and “STOP PLAYING IN MY FACE!” (2016) by Rashaad Newsome demonstrate the gallery’s cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary approach with dynamic new multimedia programming and performance.
In 2019, the gallery showcased Devan Shimoyama’s work in a successful solo show, “Shh…”, and presented an exciting roster of contemporary artists in a spring group show, “Conjuring Wholeness in the Wake of Rupture.” The gallery’s 2019 programming also included “The Night Light Fell from the Sky,” a solo show of Stephen Towns’ quilt work and ‘The GAG,’ a group show curated by Devan Shimoyama.
Most recently, the gallery has showcased solo exhibitions of Hiba Schahbaz, Ronald Jackson, Tahnee Lonsdale, and a group show of fiber and quilt work titled “Threaded Memory” (2020). The gallery’s fall 2020 season includes “Dreaming,” a solo exhibition of new paintings by Hiba Schahbaz and “A Songbook Remembered” a solo exhibition of quilts by Stephen Towns.
In 2017 De Buck Gallery began organizing exhibitions at the Saint-Paul de Vence location, including the exhibition “Opulent Landscapes” which included works by Jeffrey Gibson and Robert Lazzarini, among others. In 2021, De Buck Gallery will relaunch this location as an exhibition space and Artist in Residence program, inviting artists to live and create new works at a private studio in Saint-Paul de Vence. The program extends artists the opportunity to exhibit work in Europe and is committed to fostering relationships with the local community, continuing Saint-Paul De Vence’s legacy as an international artist hub and home to La Maison James Baldwin.
The exhibition space will open with Belleza Común (Beauté Commune), a solo exhibition of new paintings by Raelis Vasquez in March 2021. The Artist in Residence program will open in June 2021 with a residency by Devan Shimoyama and later, Stephen Towns. The exhibition space will launch a program that includes solo exhibitions by Ardeshir Tabrizi, Stephen Towns, Devan Shimoyama and Hiba Schahbaz.
To learn more about De Buck Gallery’s Saint-Paul de Vence location and Artist in Residence program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.