Cleo’s mission is to serve artists, dismissing the predilection towards a favor economy in the art world and helping support the livelihoods of under exhibited artists as radical redefinition of the balance of power between gallery and artist.
This includes paying each artist exhibiting a percentage of the value of their pieces upfront as ‘rent’ for the time spent in the space and offering financial, and in some cases physical, support in transporting the work to the space as the budget allows.
We believe in transparency and as such will be publishing on our website the allocation of funds for each exhibition cycle at the close of the show.
The library within the gallery hosts a revolving selection of 3-4 publications from the owner’s personal library of artists books, magazines, catalogues, poetry books and novels for viewing at the space over a two week period. They will be chosen with specific curatorial intent, most often in tangent with the work being shown. These selections will be archived on our website and available to be brought to the gallery space for viewings, by request, outside of their two week open showing.
Our Founder and Head Curator is Jeanette McCune.
Our Art Handler is Zach Cox.
Our Gallery Assistant is Elizabeth Sloas.
Our Photographer is Jacob Edenfield.