Giant candy hearts with flirtatious messaging, a 9-foot silver hammerhead, designs composed of tiny butterflies... these are just some of the intriguing pieces that can be expected to grace the walls and floors of the Samuel Owen Gallery, a new wave art venue joining Palm Beach’s art fold this month.
John Joseph Hanright, “If It Could Only Be Like This Always” (2020, mixed media), 50 inches by 40 inches
With a deep history and network in Greenwich, Conn., and Nantucket, Mass., founders Lee and Cindy Milazzo and co-owner and gallery director Devon McCready found it only natural to pick Palm Beach as their next locale, solidifying a connection between New York’s vibrant art scene and the local community.
“We are excited to present the island with something they don’t always see on a daily basis,” says McCready, who grew up in Palm Beach. “Our collection features over 40 of the bestselling emerging to midcareer artists from around the world. This allows for clients to buy into the experience and journey of the artist.”
Christopher Schulz, “Hammerhead” (2019, sculpture), 9 feet
Previously, the gallery tested out its new market with a small micro space on Brazilian Avenue last year, and the response was extremely positive. “I think the best thing about this gallery is that it features fresh, new and original art, different than what has previously been available to the Palm Beach art collector,” says McCready. “Our collectors are looking for what’s next, and that’s where we come in.”
Expect a maintained extensive inventory of works by multimedia artists like Charles Patrick, Paul Rousso, Nick Veasey, Max Steven Grossman, Nick Smith and more. With more than 25 years of experience in the art business, the Milazzos and McCready share an infallible eye for unique contemporary art and now are able to share that expertise with the whole island. 253 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, 561.249.2877, samuelowen.com
Charles Patrick, “Mostly Blue” (2020, mixed media), 36 inches by 36 inches
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