JULIE REYES TAUBMAN, PHOTOGRAPHER AND AUTHOR OF DETROIT: 138 SQUARE MILES, VISITS WITH
NIECE TERESE REYES ABOUT MARLBOROUGH CHELSEA’S THIRD SHOWING AT THE DALLAS ART FAIR.
n the heels of a successful show for Andrew Kuo and Scott
Reeder, Max Levai and his gallery, Marlborough Chelsea,
Marlborough has enjoyed great appeal with the Dallas collecting
audience. We asked arts patron and documentary photographer Julie
Reyes Taubman, the cofounder of Museum of Contemporary Art
Detroit (MOCAD), to interview one of Marlborough’s directors,
Terese Reyes—who happens to be her niece. Here Reyes gives Julie
a preview of what to expect at Marlborough Chelsea’s booth at the
Dallas Art Fair.
Julie Reyes Taubman (JT): How did you end up working at Marlborough
Chelsea? How has your experience been so far?
WITH JULIE REYES TAUBMAN
Above, from left: Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, 3:00 AM (Tough Rock Mold and Moisture Resistant Gypsum Board #12), 2015, UV ink on mirror-polished stainless
steel, 56 X 89 in.; Keith Mayerson, Ocean Sunset, 2014–2015, oil on linen, 60 x 40 in. Photo by Bill Orcutt; Max Levai and Terese Reyes at the opening of Andrew Kuo
and Scott Reeder’s show It Gets Beta.
Terese Reyes (TR): Max Levai is one of my closest friends, and
I have always admired his gallery’s program. Prior to working
as a director at Marlborough Chelsea/Marlborough Broome,
I received a BA in Art History from Georgetown University,
and a Masters in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute
of Art. After completing my studies I worked at the Andrew
Edlin Gallery and briefly with the Nathalie Karg Gallery.
A career in the arts felt inevitable. I have been visiting
museums and gallery shows since I was a child, and knew that
I wanted the arts to play a significant role in my life. Working
with Max, Pascal Spengemann, and Vera Neykov has been a
great experience. All four of us get along really well, and each
brings different skills to the gallery. I feel really lucky to be
where I am today.
JRT: MOCAD is commissioning Andrew Kuo to paint a mural on the
museum’s facade. How was the Andrew Kuo and Scott Reeder exhibition