510 W. Franklin St., sophiajacob.com
Is it a laundromat or a gallery? We like a gallery that challenges us. We like a gallery that has so much to offer that we are disappointed when we can't make it to half of its openings, artist lectures, performances, and celebrations. Luckily, between openings and gallery hours, we were able to catch a lot of the work on display, and were consistently impressed with the inventive and daring choices. Sophiajacob's curatorial thoughtfulness and variety of programming has no apparent motive but to devotedly foster and display the work and inherent discourse of emerging and established artists. Regular accompanying publications add an appreciated takeaway element, and we love that they are also available digitally on the gallery website (along with photo and video documentation of most everything else the gallery puts together). We're excited to see what happens next.