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340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite M334
Palm Beach, FL
561 833 0583

Also at:
1700 S Santa Fe Ave #440
Los Angeles, CA 90021
323 467 5700
GAVLAK is an internationally recognized contemporary art gallery with locations in Palm Beach, Florida and Los Angeles, California. Founded by Sarah Gavlak in 2005, the gallery represents over twenty acclaimed artists, primarily focusing on the representation of women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ artists. Over the last two decades, GAVLAK has staged highly conceptual, pioneering exhibitions, including early solo presentations by Lisa Anne Auerbach, Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Wade Guyton, Shelia Hicks, Elizabeth Klay, Simone Leigh, Marilyn Minter, and Betty Tompkins. In 2014, the gallery expanded to Los Angeles, taking on representation for artists Candida Alvarez, April Bey, Karen Carson, Gisela Colón, and Judith Eisler.  Gallery artists regularly Participate in national and international museum exhibitions, international biennials, as well as solo exhibitions.  Museum acquisitions include the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Tate Modern, London, UK; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.  Since opening in 2005, GAVLAK has regularly participated at art fairs including Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL; The Armory Show, New York, NY; EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL; Independent, New York, NY; Independent, Brussels, BE; Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX.

Current Exhibition

Deborah Brown


September 10, 2022 - October 15, 2022
GAVLAK is proud to announce Deborah Brown: Flâneuse, the gallery’s second solo presentation of the work of the Brooklyn-based painter Deborah Brown. In new works (all 2022), Brown assumes the role of the flâneuse, the feminine counterpart to the 19th century archetype of the flâneur, a sophisticated and urbane subject whose powers of observation flow from his simultaneous immersion in and detachment from the living organism of the city. The anonymity that enables the flâneur to see without being seen manifests in Brown’s work in the long shadows that spill over the manicured lawns and sprawling driveways of stately Pasadena mansions. In each of the canvases and works on paper that comprise the exhibition, the silhouettes of a person—the artist herself—and a leashed dog cast a sense of alienation and menace over these ostentatious properties and their meticulously curated sensuality. Enticed by the artist’s lush palette and fluid brushwork but instinctively repelled by a host of visual and architectural cues designed to keep them at a distance, the viewer apprehends the subtle means by which the experience of even something as ineffable as beauty is determined by matters of class and access.

Past Exhibitions

Lindsay Adams, Taína Cruz, Jordy Greenblatt, Taha Heydari, LaToya Hobbs, Ariston S. Jacks, Amani Lewis, Devin N Morris, Antonio Scott Nichols, Curtis Talwst Santiago, Tony Shore, Shan Wallace, James Williams II, and Monsieur Zohore

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

June 11, 2022 - July 30, 2022

T. J. Wilcox

April 30, 2022 - June 4, 2022

Karen Carson

Faces and Places

April 23, 2022 - May 29, 2022

Anuar Maauad


March 19, 2022 - April 23, 2022

Lisa Anne Auerbach


March 19, 2022 - April 23, 2022