Established in Gstaad in 2005, Patricia Low Contemporary is a Swiss gallery specializing in Contemporary art. The focus is primarily on introducing the most prominent international artists to our audience, with an emphasis on the legacies of Neue Wilde, Contemporary German Painting, Young British Art, Contemporary Photography, Post-Feminism, and Pop. Pivotal artists who have exhibited in the gallery at the height of their careers include André Butzer, Sylvie Fleury, Peter Halley, Axel Hütte, Bjarne Melgaard, Jonathan Meese, Marc Quinn, Anselm Reyle, Katharina Sieverding, Gavin Turk, and Thomas Zipp.
In December, 2011, Patricia Low Contemporary expanded by opening a second larger space in St. Moritz. Both Alpine galleries are centrally located and ideal for viewing cosmopolitan world-class art while providing inspiration to artists, curators, and clients alike. The program has also evolved to include newly emerging positions in contemporary art such as Gabriel Vormstein, Sebastian Hammwöhner, and Nathan Mabry.
PLC offers an innovative, diverse, and multi-platformed program of solo and curated group exhibitions running concurrently at each venue. The gallery participates in select international art fairs while also advising on secondary market works by key figures such Damien Hirst, Robert Indiana, Takashi Murakami, and many others. Major artists – including Thomas Zipp and Marilyn Minter – have organized group exhibitions at the gallery, providing insight into their influences, thought processes, and creative networks.
Patricia Low Contemporary has a strong commitment to facilitating the artistic process and actively encourages innovative practice. From 2007 to 2009 the gallery ran the Maison Jaune residency program in Gstaad, where invited artists created site-specific work; though the residency is now on hiatus, the chalet location is still used by many of the gallery artists as a studio retreat. From 2009 to 2012 the gallery held operations in Geneva, presenting strong exhibitions from the roster of gallery artists and dynamic group shows such as Pop my Cherry a critically hard-hitting exhibition focusing on the glamour of pop.