Jayne H Baum
26 Grove Street, Suite #4c, New York, NY 10014
Jayne H. Baum established JHB Gallery in 1982. The firm maintained a selective exhibition schedule while advising, consulting, and working to create art collections for individual, corporate, and museum clients. Having an extensive international network, the gallery was able to fulfill a wide range of fine art requirements tailoring art programs for these clients, placing work of emerging and young talent to established, blue chip artworks.
By 1984, the gallery outgrew its small midtown space and moved to the vital art community of TriBeCa. JHB maintained an exhibition schedule of ten shows a year, exhibiting artists who were at the forefront of contemporary photography internationally. Many were pioneers who pushed the borders of the fabricated image, computer generated photography, conceptually based imagery, installation and video. The gallery introduced this work not only to the international art community at large (i.e., collectors, critics, and curators) but assisted in the education of the corporate and architectural/design sector to broaden their considerations.
Expanding once again in 1988 to a larger, high profile space in SoHo at 588 Broadway, JHB Gallery used this visibility to generate interest and bring serious connoisseurship to the work of contemporary artists using the camera or influenced by media and technology. Exhibitions such as Odalisque and Voyeurism drew strong critical acclaim.
The SoHo space closed in 1995 and the business was transformed - more private in nature without a public space, though continuing to curate and organize exhibitions - a private dealer and consultant with a public visibility, continuing to represent artist/photographers, forging new territories, to working closely with private collectors and corporate entities.