“When I opened the gallery this spring, I wanted to showcase mid-career artists and rising stars who did not have representation in New York. But, ultimately, I am more interested in the works and the concept than their pedigree. I choose artists because I believe in their ideas. I am mostly inspired by avant-garde art scenes— fresh artwork in an unconventional format. People should keep an eye on Haluk Akakçe, who caused quite the stir in the arts scene with the provocative midnight opening of his new solo exhibition ‘Come Midnight.’ He is a highly respected artist of many talents, and it is a pleasure to represent him in his first major presentation in nearly a decade.”