Lubov Gallery in NYC will be featured with an interview of owner Francisco Correa Cordero in the first issue of WERKS magazine! Here is an excerpt from the article:
Werks: I believe Lubov is a rather new gallery, correct? How did the gallery begin, and where does the name, “Lubov” originate?
Francisco: Lubov is still very young. I started the gallery last November in a rather impulsive decision while trying to find a permanent home for the exhibitions and events that I had been organizing at different galleries and art spaces since 2014. In the summer of 2016, while doing research to find a venue for my next project, one night I had a dream where I had organized a show in a hotel room: paintings were hanging in the walls, a small sculpture was hidden in the closet, another one under the bed, a drawing was nailed to the wall and video was playing in the television. When I woke up from the dream I became obsessed with the idea of having a space where I could have complete liberty and freedom to show emerging artists that I believe in. I started searching for small and unusual spaces in Manhattan that were affordable and would be suitable to host an exhibition. I have a full time job in Tribeca in Manhattan, so when I found a 200 square feet office space in a building two blocks from where I work, I knew I had to take it before someone else did. I had worked at art galleries for several years before, so I knew how to get started from there.
Lubov means “love” in Russian, and is similar in other slavic languages. It’s also my girlfriend’s name, who inspired me to start organizing exhibitions on my own in 2014. She actually goes by Luba instead, and is not a fan of her original name. I always liked it, and thought it would be interesting to name the gallery that, especially with the meaning behind it.