When you first walk into Elder, the viewer is immediately impressed. The floor plan is open and inviting and as you walk around exploring the playful heights and corners of the gallery, your senses are going through what feels like a relaxing massage. Texture, color, anthropomorphic sculptures, carefully organized architecture and thoughtful details will always come to mind when I think of Elder. My absolute favorite part is that Mr. Elder leaves his storage of works exposed.. and what you have is what feels like a library. Canvases instead of books, oils and acrylics instead of words, color shape and movement in lieu of a story line. Canvases upon canvases fill the shelves and even lean against the walls. I had an honest sense of privilege (as if it were some exclusive preview) seeing what most galleries hide in their stock room. I absolutely adore this gallery. I hope to return again soon.
From instagram @havivenstein:
As Mr. Elder said during the dinner, the space is available for rent so keep this gallery in mind! He says he's not too formal, bring your kids (because of course "they need to learn how to behave" which I love) and come at any time. He loves to talk about art and is always happy to discuss a certain piece, artist or collection.
Of course, my favorite piece was 15k (One day!). However, there are quite a few afordable pieces (~$500), so from a customers' standpoint this gallery is approachable for any budget.
Keep on doing what you're doing Mr. Elder and Chef Phillipe. Thank you Rachel de Bernardo from Queen City Catering for this experience. I sincerely look forward to working with your awesome team again soon!