Louis Buhl & Co. is a Detroit-based contemporary art gallery that until now has lived entirely online since 2017. Louis Buhl & Co. is focused on the curation and production of editions by emerging and mid-career artists, including Sam Friedman, Jonathan Chapline, Adam Parker Smith, Beverly Fishman, Greg Bogin, Jason REVOK and many more.
This opening of a new space will allow the gallery to move beyond online sales and to facilitate programming beyond their artist roster, such as panels, artist talks, book signings and retail space. Notably, this expansion comes at a time when most galleries are pivoting away from physical spaces and to digital activations.
Founder Anthony Curis has collaborated with multimedia artist Cody Hudson of Struggle Inc. to design the new gallery, which is both complimentary to, and distinct from, its associated space Library Street Collective. Louis Buhl & Co. differs from other spaces by balancing the exclusive offering of a traditional art gallery with the accessibility of retail, offering high-quality print and art object editions alongside a curated selection of art books, ceramics, artist-designed fashions, and unique collaborative products.
The inaugural exhibition features artists Greg Bogin and Beverly Fishman.
Bogin, a native New Yorker, is best known for his nebulously shaped canvases, often painted with neon colors and finished with his signature glossy sheen. This is Bogin’s first collaboration with Louis Buhl & Co., which includes the debut of Greetings, a portfolio suite of silkscreen prints. Beverly Fishman, a Detroit based artist and longtime collaborator with Library Street Collective, will share a set of Untitled monotypes based on a series of paintings that appropriate medical imaging technologies such as EKG and EEG machines.
This new gallery space represents a major moment not only for Louis Buhl & Co., but for the changing art landscape as a whole in Detroit.