JHB Gallery


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JHB Gallery
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Jayne H. Baum established JHB Gallery in 1982. The firm maintained a selective exhibition schedule while advising, consulting, and working to create art collections for individual, corporate, and museum clients. Having an extensive international network, the gallery was able to fulfill a wide range of fine art requirements tailoring art programs for these clients, placing work of emerging and young talent to established, blue chip artworks. By 1984, the gallery outgrew its small midtown space and moved to the vital art community of Tribeca. JHB maintained an exhibition schedule of ten shows a year, exhibiting artists who were at the forefront of contemporary photography internationally. Many were pioneers who pushed the borders of the fabricated image, computer generated photography, conceptually based imagery, installation and video. The gallery introduced this work not only to the international art community at large, (i.e., collectors, critics, and curators) but assisted in the education of the corporate and architectural/design sector to broaden their considerations. Expanding once again in 1988 to a larger, high profile space in Soho at 588 Broadway, JHB Gallery used this visibility to generate interest and bring serious connoisseurship to the work of contemporary artists using the camera or influenced by media and technology. Exhibitions such as Odalisque and Voyeurism drew strong critical acclaim. Our artists have exhibited and been collected in such prominent museums such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou; International Museum of Photography; The Whitney Museum; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; National Museum of American Art/Smithsonian Institution; and Venice Biennale. Reviews and extensive articles have appeared in the following publications: The New York Times, The Village Voice, Artforum, ARTnews, Art in America, ARTS Magazine, New York Magazine, PAPER Magazine, Contemporanea, American Photographer, Art Press International and many other national and international publications. Major books and monographs have been published on many of our artists, and most have been the recipients of NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships. We have been a strong international resource for this kind of work and will continue our endeavors in this direction. The SoHo space closed in 1995 and the business was transformed – more private in nature without a public space, though continuing to curate and organize exhibitions – a private dealer and consultant with a public visibility, continuing to represent artist/photographers, forging new territories, to working closely with private collectors, corporate entities and museums/institutions.