12 Galleries That Aren’t in New York or Even Los Angeles

June 2021

LVL3’s proprietor, Vincent Uribe, views his space as a vehicle for fostering connections within a larger Chicago art community that, when he first moved to the city from California in 2008 to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, felt slightly cliquish. To that end, a majority of its programming over the past 11 years has taken the form of two- or three-person shows, mostly featuring artists who didn’t previously know each other, and often facilitated by a robust online art publication run by the gallery, whose Artist of the Week series, Uribe says, is a way of letting him “do a studio visit without having to physically do a studio visit.”

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