Behind the Scenes: Gallery 19 celebrates first year

Tommy and Doug make sure Murray’s work is level and at a standard gallery height of 60 inches at the middle of the piece. “It’s both an art and a science,” Doug says. “There are the technicalities of hanging the work, but then there’s an art to making it look good.”

Gallery 19 owner Tommy Reyes and his husband Doug Reyes make sure artist Jennifer Murray’s work is level and at a standard gallery height of 60 inches at the middle of the piece. “It’s both an art and a science,” Doug says. “There are the technicalities of hanging the work, but then there’s an art to making it look good.”

Gallery 19, a 600-square-foot modernist art space in Ravenswood, celebrated its one-year anniversary with its seventh show of the season on March 14.  The show  featured work by artists Patrick Manning, Jennifer Murray and Nicole White. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the science of opening a gallery show.