June 20, 2018, San Francisco, Calif.—San Francisco Bay Area-based art dealer Christina Maybaum is pleased to announce the opening of her eponymous new art venture, Maybaum Gallery. The gallery will represent emerging and mid-career artists whose practices center on painterly and process-driven investigations. The inaugural group show presents a selection of works from local and national artists: Jeffrey Beauchamp, Paul Bloch, Heather Capen, Monica Delgado, Katina Huston and Karl Klingbiel. Formal Dimension will introduce viewers to a group of key artists in the gallery’s stable and give an overview of what to expect from the program. The opening reception will be held on July 21, 2018 from 5 - 8 pm and is open by invitation.
After fourteen years as a leading art dealer in the Bay Area, Christina Maybaum will strike out on her own at the iconic contemporary arts hub, 49 Geary. With a masters degree in art history, theory and criticism from the Art Institute of Chicago, she brings a scholarly context to her curatorial vision. Over the years, Maybaum has worked closely with her clients to build highly personalized, informed collections to both complement and challenge their entry of engagement. As the Bay Area’s culture continues to reinvent itself in innovation, the new gallerist found this to be an ideal time to create an inclusive environment that supports her deep ties with the tech community and the long-standing local arts scene. Maybaum states:
The vision for my new space is to support the many access points that art so wonderfully offers. I hope that the programming shares my enthusiasm for dynamic investigations in art process, and to continually develop new and inspiring perspectives to engage with art.
The gallery space comprises 2,000 square feet of exhibition space for solo shows as well as additional viewing space for their growing roster of artists. In addition to rotating exhibitions, the gallery provides private art consulting services to meet clients' unique art needs.