Fine Art Photography

How Artists Create Opportunities with Alternative Exhibition Spaces

August 14, 2018

By Conor Risch

Courtesy of Secret Dungeon Project, and Matt Taber and Scott Nadeau.

A view of Matt Taber and Scott Nadeau’s 2018 exhibition at Secret Dungeon Project, an exhibition space created in a storage unit of a Brooklyn garage.

Exhibition opportunities at commercial galleries, museums and nonprofit arts institutions are difficult to come by for the majority of artists. Both institutions and galleries mount a limited number of shows each year, and money is a huge factor influencing what gets shown: Commercial galleries have to sell work to stay in business, and most institutions have to sell tickets and...

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