Filed under: Gallerist at Home | Tags: Culver City, Ellen C. Caldwell, Gallerist at Home, Walter Maciel, Walter Maciel Gallery
Walter Maciel, director and owner of the Walter Maciel Gallery in Culver City, began his career in 1992 after graduating from UC Berkeley with a double major in Art History and Studio Art. After working as the director of two galleries in San Francisco, Maciel moved to Los Angeles and opened his own gallery in 2006. Showing art that is edgy, youthful, creative, and not always traditional, Maciel has cultivated a gallery that is both experimental and modern – and always fun to explore.
In Gallerist at Home, I like to examine home collections not only to hear the stories behind the works, but also to see the ways in which art-related careers impact personal collections and display processes. Maciel’s home collection is unique, thoughtful, humorous, and aesthetically pleasing, all at once. Though he speaks as if it is still developing, my favorite part of his private collection is the way in which he has grouped and curated his personal space – including one large salon-style wall, a humorous mash-up of items on his shelves, and one possibly-temporary larger than life piece of sculpture that peaks out playfully from a handful of his home portraits below. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor