Editor's note. Our new column, “See My Friends," serves a dual purpose: to share information about young/small/hungry/idealistic galleries doing ambitious and interesting things in lesser known corners of New York and elsewhere with art aficionados and collectors; and to foster community among gallery owners and artists.
Guest Contributor Stephanie Theodore / I had heard of Owen James Gallery through a steady stream of positive press notices as well as regular kudos from a friend who worked with owner and director Owen Houhoulis for several years. By the time I met Owen in person, we'd heard so much about each other from mutual friends, it was as if we knew each other already.
[Image at top: Owen Houhoulis with a painting by Karen Marston.]