Art dealer and artist Frank Paluch hosts Klein Artist Works in Perimeter Gallery to talk about the business of running a successful and longstanding gallery, including establishing clientele and the logistics of the gallery-artist relationship.
“One of the ways I tell young people to [get started] is, you need to get involved with alternative spaces. It’ll show you how the mechanics of the show works, how you install it, how you light it, how you do it. It also creates sort of a fraternity of other people who have a like-aesthetic to you, and, also, you’re going to show there, so you can start putting some lines on your resume.”
Frank Paluch owns Perimeter Gallery, located in the River North Gallery District in Chicago since 1982. Originally established in 1977 as Perimeter Press to promote print artists, Perimeter Gallery exhibits and represents emerging and mid-career artists working in various contemporary media, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, ceramics, and fiber art, as well as artists with a Japanese aesthetic. In 1997 Perimeter Gallery moved into a 4,000-square-foot space designed by Brininstool + Lynch that was awarded by the American Institute of Architects. Frank Paluch is on the board of the Chicago Art Dealers Association, and he has exhibited his own artwork at Judy A Saslow Gallery in Chicago.