JG: Describe your art education.
TVL: From a very young age my parents took me to see art
and architecture. Back then my brother and I were exposed, most
memorably to Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Léger, Giacometti; we
started with that. With art you are still learning every day and I
learned the most through my relationships with artists. The
great thing about art is that it keeps challenging you and it keeps
questioning the society we live in.
JG: Your gallery represents artists from different countries—is there
a common vocabulary among their work?
TVL: We work with artists from Austria, Romania, Poland,
the Netherlands, Belgium, Armenia, Germany, Great Britain,
USA, Israel, Denmark, Italy and Spain. We show all media—this
is important to me—and every artist has his or her own specific
world, vision, language, and vocabulary. But besides that we always
notice an incredible energy of all the exhibitions at the gallery.
I specifically like artists who have a whole package (painting,
sculpture, drawing, installation).
Arts patron Joyce Goss. Photography by Steve Benisty Tim Van Laere and Franz West photo: Tim Van Laere Gallery
Arts patron Joyce Seay Goss is the Executive Director of the nonprofit The Goss-Michael Foundation where she dedicates
herself to building the foundation’s community outreach, contributing to Dallas’ thriving artistic community, and enhancing
the public’s familiarity and interaction with mid-career and emerging British contemporary artists. As a leader with GMF,
Joyce has secured financing, created scholarships, initiated educational programs, developed a resource library, and increased
the foundation’s community outreach. Two of her wildly successful endeavors are hosting and launching the successful MTV
RE:DEFINE for MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation since September 2011 and The UNICEF Experience for the U.S. Fund
JG: Why the Dallas Art Fair?
TVL: Dallas, because Texas is such an interesting place in
America. Also Texas has an incredible heritage with the Dallas
Museum of Art, the Judd Foundation, Marfa, The Menil Collection,
the Rothko Chapel, just to name a few. Texas is a place with its own
independence. Dallas, Texas, sounds very exotic and appealing to us.
JG: Which artists are you bringing to the fair?
TVL: We will bring to the fair work from: Tal R, Adrian Ghenie,
Kati Heck, Rinus Van de Velde, Jonathan Meese, Tomasz Kowalski
and Franz West, among others. We will make a booth typical for
the gallery full of energy and confrontation and dialogue between
the shown works.
JG: Favorite work in your collection?
TVL: I’m very passionate about all of my works; I have a close and
personal relationship with them, but the sculpture Zäh und zahm of
Franz West is particularly important to me. I worked with Franz for
12 years, and it was a very important relationship for me and for the
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