Fodor's Expert Review John Batten Gallery
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
John Batten is the kind of gallery owner who takes the time to talk to you, pulling out catalogs, books, and other materials to illustrate his points. This one-time SoHo pioneer, whose artists hail from around Asia and the Pacific, developed a reputation for solo and group exhibitions with challenging themes. Once an innovator, always an innovator: John closed his gallery space in 2006 and adopted a guerilla approach to exhibiting—that is, temporary shows set up in warehouses, abandoned lots, and the like. Call for details about what's on and where.