LE Gallery’s Wil Kucey Shares His Best Advice
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Wil Kucey opened LE Gallery in 2003 and has been a steady force exhibiting local talent in Toronto’s art scene ever since. Wil shares with us the best advice he’s received in his creative career.
Early in my career, I tried hard to figure out what Toronto wanted, or what they would buy. This led to me presenting work that I did not fully support, or even enjoy, in the hopes of a quick sale. This anonymous dealer told me how I would always be chasing those single sales, and that everyone would see right through my strategy. I made a personal decision to show only the work I wanted to own in my small collection, and that I felt was the most important work being made for my generation. The turn in my exposure, success and feedback was instant and incredibly rewarding. There isn’t a moment, even during the worst days of tax season, that I regret this decision.
Words by Wil Kucey