art outside the gallery ● panel discussion

General Assembly and Active Ideas Productions Presents:
Art Outside the Gallery

902 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, 10010

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Complementary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Tickets $30


The art gallery exists as the main point of sale for most fine artists, the interface between the public and their art. However, is this still the most efficient method of selling art in today’s connected world? Please join us for a thoughtful panel discussion presented by General Assembly and moderated by Annika Connor, which will focus on the place of technology, pop-up shops, retail venues, and pop culture as alternative vehicles for promoting and selling art.

The panel will bring together innovators and entrepreneurs whose everyday work explores the many ways in which art can be displayed outside of gallery walls and brought to the forefront of the public’s collective memory. Discussion will center around the ways in which the internet has become a venue for showcasing artwork, pop-up curation, and the immersion of fine art into everyday life.

The Featured Panelist:

Richard Phillips’s whose strikingly distinctive paintings derive their tension from an unsettling blend of lurid imagery and a refined, almost academic painting style.

Christina Tonkin interior designer and set decorator who has been working in the film industry for over twenty years.  Christina currently decorates sets on the hit show Gossip Girl where she has featured the work of Richard Phillips, Jessica Craig Martin, Marilyn Minter, etc and worked for five years on the trend setting television series Sex and the City.

Jill Murphy co-founder and director at AD Projects, an independent curatorial organization in New York which stages temporary shows in borrowed spaces.


Carter Cleveland discussing the synthesis of art and technology. Founder at, a new way to discover art you’ll love, featuring work from leading galleries, museums and private collections around the world.