New Wave Art WKND



Palm Beach,

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Public Programs

Gavlak Gallery

Open in its new location 
in The Royal Poinciana Plaza, 
Palm Beach

Weekend hours

Friday 11.30, 10 AM–6 PM
Saturday 12.01, 10 AM–4 PM
Sunday 12.02, 11 AM–5 PM

Inaugural Opening
Saturday, 5-7 PM

For the inaugural show at Gavlak’s new Palm Beach location, Sarah Gavlak is excited to present a solo exhibition of new abstract paintings by Nir Hod. Born in Israel and currently based in New York,  Hod’s, series of abstract chrome paintings from his series “The Life We Left Behind” continues his exploration into issues of narcissism, decadence, beauty and tragedy and the fine line between attraction and repulsion.

Gavlak is also pleased to present a group exhibition featuring artists Candida Alvarez, Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A), Lisa Anne Auerbach, Judie Bamber, Andrew Brischler, Gisela Colon, Judith Eisler, Beverly Fishman, Natalie Gwen Frank, Elisabeth Kley, Konstantin Kakanias, Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, Maynard Monrow, Enoc Perez, Scott Reeder, Anthony Sonnenberg, Betty Tompkins, Pae White,  T.J. Wilcox and Rob Wynne.

Culture Lab in City Place

Curated by Culture Corps in
partnership with Related Companies.

ASSEMBLAGE: An Organically Grown Exhibition is Culture Lab’s current exhibition, which has been expanding since opening in December 2017. Each new additional work shifts the relative meaning of the whole. Final artworks on display play off of each other to provoke social commentary on the function of commerce and public spaces.

During a celebration of the arts December 1st & 2nd, 2018, the exhibition reaches its peak. The main event, occurring on Saturday from 11am-7pm, includes live performances by local artists and performers, along with participatory art activations, where artists and guests are invited to celebrate together.

This exhibition was inspired by the expansive environment left behind by a former department store. Merchandise cases, once home to accessories, makeup, apparel, and products, now become ready-made pedestals for art. With the memory of a bustling store still present on the collective consciousness, the reality of what is left behind magically becomes a new destination for cultural endeavor to be shaped and nurtured. Related Companies, the owner and manager of the space, invited Culture Corps to curate and invite artists to add both existing and site-specific work into the expansive ground floor, transforming the space into a conceptual laboratory where art addresses the human condition. The completed experiment is activated by visitors, who play a vital role as both witnesses to and participants in a cultural transformation.

Featured artists include: Amy Gross, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Candy Chang, Danny Rozin, Glenn Kaino, Ioanna Pantazopoulou, Ivan Navarro, Jennifer Steinkamp, Olek, Phillip Estlund, Sarah Knouse, Symmetry Labs, and Willie Cole.

Culture Lab is open to the public Thursday-Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm. 
Visit for more information and a full schedule of public events.

Saturday 12.01

Panel Discussion

10–11 AM
East Courtyard, The Royal Poinciana Plaza,
Palm Beach

Creating Place and Claiming Space:
On Ideas of Inclusion in Contemporary Art

Moderated by Dr. Isolde Brielmaier with artists Diana al Hadid, Sanford Biggers, Gisela Colon, and curator Yvonne Force Villareal.

This panel examines the idea of “inclusion” in its broadest sense, as it relates to the contemporary art world. Key questions to be discussed include whether “tweaks” can be made to the existing contemporary art world in order to make it more open or expansive, or whether some dis-mantling and new model-making needs to happen and if so, how and by whom? 

Mood x Moss Aura Photography
at Assemblage within Culture Lab

12–3 PM

Assemblage Artist Meet & Greet
at Assemblage within Culture Lab

4–6 PM

Sunday 12.02

Panel Discussion

1–2 PMThe Colony Hotel, Palm Beach

Women Affecting Change

A conversation with Cheryl Brutvan, Curator of Contemporary Art, Norton Museum; Sarah Gavlak, Founder New Wave Art Wknd; Lydia Fenet, Senior Vice President and Global Director of Strategic Partnerships, Christie's;  and Ann G. Tenenbaum, Art Collector and Philanthropist.