Feuer/Mesler gallery director and partner Lauren Marinaro talks about:

The evolution of Zach Feuer’s gallery over the eight years she’s been working with him, to the point now where they’ve closed their Hudson, New York gallery, and merged with Joel Mesler of Untitled gallery to form Feuer/Mesler on Grand Street; growing into and evolving with Zach Feuer’s gallery, starting as a gallery assistant fill-in in the summer of 2008; how after the market crash started taking affect in the art world, she was able to stay on because she was the least costly employee; interacting with the more random population of visitors to the gallery, some of whom are genuinely curious, and others who are outright aggressive in their questioning, and how to handle them; artists who want the gallery to put an ad in Artforum- the pros and cons of doing it, and whether it’s ultimately a good business move or not; what happened to Zach Feuer’s gallery when Hurricane Sandy hit in October 2012, and how ultimately, considering the circumstances and what other galleries went through, things turned out relatively well; the evolution of the gallery over the years and to their current non-white cube space on the Lower East Side, and how impactful the Instagram-era has become to the gallery and art world; and Feuer’s solid record representing women artists as part of its program.

Roger White is an artist, the co-creator and co-editor of the art journal Paper Monument, and authored the recent book, The Contemporaries: Travels in the 21st-Century Art World. Because White is both an artist and one who has delved widely and deeply into the art world, it provided the longest and one of the best episodes the podcast has had.

We discuss entering and exiting the art world with varying degrees of attention; the pros and cons of working for other artists; the challenges of creating alternate/regional art centers; the exhuming of vintage artist’s careers, and how in the future that may no longer be possible; and Roger weighs in on painting, why he does it, and attempts to argue for the irrelevance of its being relevant.