About the Book
Founded in 1968, Locks Gallery represents an international group of contemporary artists working in a wide variety of disciplines. The gallery program presents new works by mid-career artists while introducing the work of emerging artists to a national audience. Survey and thematic exhibitions of work by essential artists of the 20th-century including Louise Bourgeois, Robert Motherwell, and Louise Nevelson, are regular highlights of the gallery exhibition program. Organized by the gallery working in concert with the artist and/or their estate, these exhibitions offer an opportunity to view an insightful selection of rarely seen works in a museum quality setting. Since its founding, the gallery has maintained a vital relationship with Philadelphia artists, building a national audience for the work of artists such as Edna Andrade, Thomas Chimes, and Jane Irish. Exhibitions are accompanied by full-color catalogues featuring essays by leading critics and art historians.