On Stellar Rays gallery opened one day after Lehman brothers’ collapse was announced: the timing was not great for art galleries, but Candice Madey didn’t let the financial crisis ruin her plans. Madey has a degree in Art History and an MBA, which makes her one of a rare breed: someone who is able to understand artists and financial markets. Her programming reflects her ability to think long-term and to plan both for art and for business.
On Stellar Rays is a minimalist gallery that specializes in work that is innovative, groundbreaking and highly emotional. It is very important for Madey that the works she chooses for the gallery provoke an emotional reaction. She is always searching for artists who have a lot to say and who find ways of telling their stories that leave the viewer shaken. On Stellar Rays is an integral part of thriving and vibrant Lower East Side art scene.