Had a good meeting with Teresa and Laureano at Galeria Paz y Comedias in Valencia on Thursday.
First of all, this is a beautiful gallery. In these days, when galleries try to make themselves resemble a white cube as much as possible, it’s refreshing to find a gallery that allows the beauty of the building to come through. It’s located on the second floor of a stunning Valencian art nouveau apartment building which has the trademark mosaic tile floors intact.
This must be troublesome on occasion when it comes to selecting work that won’t fight with the decor, but works brilliantly for most shows.
Teresa Legarre, gallery owner and curator, was also a breath of fresh air. She was appalled by my Spanish, of course, but very helpful, knowledgeable, and frank. I can only sympathise with her when it comes to navigating her way around modern photography, with it’s huge digital prints using size and colour to overcome deficiencies in structure and composition.
We left with a good feeling that the gallery understood what I was doing, which is rare enough, and that we should be able to work together at some point in the future.