WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC, established in 1995, exhibits Contemporary artwork in all media with emphasis on photography and photo-based work, including collage, multi-media and video. Gallery owners, James Cavello and Margarite Almeida have created hundreds of exhibitions worldwide and assisted with private and public collections. Their expertise in the fine arts developed from individual acquisitions to site specific projects, art multi-media, branding, publications, estate management and films.
The gallery program encompasses traveling museum exhibitions, art talks, private and corporate art consultation, gallery events, as well as non-profit collaborations. The Plus Projects division exclusively represents estates of New York art scene artists from the 1950’s and 60's through museum-quality exhibitions and educational programs. The estates include James Juthstrom (1925-2007), Will Insley (1929-2011), Lazhar Mansouri (1935-1985), Constantin Antonovici (1911-2002), Roy Schatt (1909-2002), Jacques Lowe (1930-2001), and Boris Lurie (1924-2008). Gallery artists are represented in the permanent collections of MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Smithsonian, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, PS1, Walker Art Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and other national and international institutions.
Museums / curatorial collaborations: The gallery has created several traveling exhibitions and provided or sold artwork to museums. The list of museums includes Art Museum of the Americas (Washington DC), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MOMA, Ft Lauderdale Museum of Fine Art, Boston University Art Gallery, The Annenberg Space for Photography (Los Angeles, CA), Erie Museum (Erie, PA).
Selected Media Reviews: The New York Times, Art in America, ARTnews, Artnet, New Yorker, Artforum, CNN, PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS, WPIX, WWOR, NPR, NBC, NY1, Miami Herald, SF Chronicle, NY Observer, The Art Newspaper, The Huffington Post, Art Nexus, International Herald Tribune, Vogue, Hasselblad, Cosmopolitan, Le Figaro, Village Voice, Vogue Japan, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, City Arts, New York Photo Review.