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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, LGBTQ+ and artists of color. After recognizing a lack of local gallery presence in Palm Beach, Sarah Gavlak opened the first contemporary art gallery on the island over 15 years ago. She founded her eponymous gallery with the goal of championing female and LGTBQ+ artists, and over the last two decades has staged highly conceptual and pioneering exhibitions, which include early solo presentations by Marilyn Minter, Betty Tompkins, and Wade Guyton. In 2014, she expanded her footprint and opened a 5,000 square foot space in Hollywood, and recently took on representation for artists Candida Alvarez, Karen Carson, Gisela Colon, Kim Dacres, and Beverly Fishman. Gallery artists regularly present solo exhibitions at museums and participate in seasonal institutional shows including the Whitney and Hammer Biennials. 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 frequented international 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. This past year, GAVLAK relocated again, on both coasts, moving the signature flagship gallery into a new suite at The Royal Poinciana Plaza on Palm Beach, and moving out of Hollywood and into Downtown Los Angeles’ burgeoning arts district on Santa Fe Avenue.

Current Exhibitions

T. J. Wilcox

April 30, 2022 - June 4, 2022
GAVLAK Los Angeles is pleased to present T. J. Wilcox, an eponymous solo exhibition of video, drawings and archival prints by the multidisciplinary artist. Thematically centered around a new film developed by the artist during the pandemic, Wilcox’s work uses the effects of process to explore a sense of place and identity informed by the transience of time. Across media, Wilcox employs visual techniques which evoke perceptions of time and space typically unavailable to the human eye. As a filmmaker, he enjoys constructing problems and entering into situations whereby one captures the unfilmable, allusively visualizing things that are otherwise impossible to see. This solo exhibition centers around a new film by Wilcox entitled Trace of Life. Using his preferred method of motion-picture collage (incorporating live-action footage, archival photography, digital and handmade animations, time-lapse and the developmental process of Super 8 film), Wilcox’s three-act video emerged from working through the exceptional context of global pandemic and quarantine. Absent the cacophonous aspects of daily life during lockdown, the artist became increasingly attenuated to time itself as a concept, reorienting his practice around identity and place. The resulting film is an investigation of mark-making in many guises, which hide in plain sight, whilst simultaneously shaping our perception of self and the space and time we inhabit, on an intangible and intimate level.

Karen Carson

Faces and Places

April 23, 2022 - May 29, 2022

Past Exhibitions

Anuar Maauad


March 19, 2022 - April 23, 2022

Lisa Anne Auerbach


March 19, 2022 - April 23, 2022