Among the galleries heading to Philadelphia Fine Art Fair (April 4-7, 2019) is Corridor Contemporary (Tel Aviv, New York, Philadelphia). The gallery has locations in Tel Aviv, New York and Philadelphia. They are one of 35 galleries participating in the first fine art fair in the city.
Erez Zemach of Corridor talked to us about coming to Philadelphia.
"The main reason is that we are opening a gallery in Fishtown in Philly this summer so participating in this fair is important for us. I also liked the fact that no art fair has ever been held in Philadelphia," says Zemach."Such a major art city with some major collectors as well as artists. So participation in the inaugural opening of the first fair seemed cool. In addition, I like Rick Friedman the owner of the fair."
"The first art work we thought of is the Robert Indiana LOVE sculpture. So many people I know that have visited Philadelphia have gone and taken their picture by his large LOVE sculpture at Love Park. It’s always been associated with the city. So we built the booth around it," he says. "We felt we can combine several layers of artists like Julian Opie (with that strong red color) as well as Yigal Ozeri and his new morning series and other artists at different price ranges that should work well together."
Corridor is making a concerted effort to show their artists globally.
"We just participated in Art Central HK and showing in Art NY this May. As well as two to three art fairs in the fall," he says."And for the next couple months we are putting much effort in finding young local artists for the new gallery in Philadelphia."