RIERA I ARAGÓ
MANU vb TINTORÉ
On 1 September 2017,
after thirty-five years of hosting exhibitions,
the gallery closed its doors.
The Michael Dunev Gallery was founded in 1982 in San Francisco, California, with the dream of promoting an art of conscience that transcended fashions, trends or regional politics. Over the years, as the demand for space evolved, the gallery had a presence in various places in the City until the turn of the century, when it relocated to Spain as a center for contemporary art in the mediaeval town of Torroella de Montgri. For the next seventeen years Michael Dunev Art Projects mounted regular exhibitions of Spanish and international contemporary art, offered artist residencies by invitation, whilst earning a lasting reputation for showing outstanding works by mid-career and established artists, and offering, as well, a comprehensive art advisory service.
In September 2017 I closed the gallery, ending thus, an extraordinary journey. The chance to work at doing what I love best has been enriching beyond description and I am glad to have made a modest contribution to the cultural tapestry of our community. It has been an honour to count amongst my closest friends many of those artists with whom I’ve worked during all these years and I owe a debt of gratitude to those passionate collectors whose acquisitions have kept the gallery going and whose friendship I shall forever cherish.