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Collector Profile - Andrea Pemberton

Collector Profile - Andrea Pemberton

Collector Profile: Andrea Pemberton

Andrea Pemberton joined Tappan as Director 2017, after six years at Gagosian Gallery in New York and Los Angeles. Throughout her career she helped build and manage private collections for international clientele and has advised artists and galleries on business development, special projects, managing partnerships and curating exhibitions.


Here Andrea shares with us her insight into the art world and her tips for curating her own collection.
 

Q.

We know it's hard to pick favorites, but which works are you drawn to at the moment?

A.

There is a serenity and other worldly nature in Nevia Pavletic's work that truly moves me to the core every time. I've fallen in love with new artist to the roster Anna Roberts' delicate hyper realist portrayals of quiet everyday moments and am so excited about the newfound stucco texture of Michael Wall's most recent works on panel.

Q.

What trends are you noticing currently in the art world?

A.

It's exciting to see contemporary artists like Margo Wolowiec, Brian Wills and Channing Hansen experimenting with textile, thread and weaving techniques. Other favorites I was able to catch on exhibit this year were Sheila Hicks' densely woven 'minimes' and Brent Wadden's Op-inspired sewn panels. I love seeing Tappan artists Ethan CaflischJonni Cheatwood and Gabrielle Teschner pushing the envelope in this medium.

What inspires you?

Connecting intellectually and spiritually with creative, passionate and visionary people. Learning about new cultures, art forms and life paths. Sharing philosophies, ideas, and perspectives on being, time the and meaning of life.

Q.

Why is collecting emerging art important to you?

A.

Collecting emerging art supports young artists, showcases their work to inspire others and allows for deeper and more personal connection with an artists’ work over time.

      

Q.

In your own collection, what is your favorite work?

A.

Ed Ruscha’s Hollywood in the Rain lithograph, a gift from my mother, who was herself gifted the work as a young journalist in Los Angeles in 1971. Also important to me is Tappan Alum Mike Gittes’ syringe portrait of American film and stage actress Gene Tierney.

Q.

What tips would you give those who are new to collecting art?

A.

See art, meet artists, and follow your heart. That may seem obvious but you would be surprised how many people want to collect art but make no time to see it. Seek advice and guidance from trusted experts but don't follow blindly - seek to understand, listen to your instincts and buy what you love. 

 

Q.

What inspires you?

A.

Connecting intellectually and spiritually with creative, passionate and visionary people. Learning about new cultures, art forms and life paths. Sharing philosophies, ideas, and perspectives on being, time and the meaning of life.

 

 

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