Best Art Gallery - 2003
Readers' Choice: Blaffer Gallery
Kerry Inman's stint in Doug Lawing's downtown space has invigorated the gallery owner, her staff and her artists. Coping with all the street construction is enough to keep anyone on her toes; and while Inman's shows have always been hung well (make of that what you will), it's been especially true this past season. The space has not only allowed Inman's artists to really shine (Tommy Fitzpatrick and Emily Joyce were particular standouts) but it's also helped Inman prepare for her new gallery opening this fall on Montrose. And Inman@Lawing's innovative programming -- bringing in Walter Hopps Award nominee Franklin Sirmans to guest-curate a show, Dario Robleto's two-part exhibit last spring -- has kept gallerygoers on their toes as well.