The new AGG Art + Home | Glick Gallery merges contemporary art with fashion and furniture
photo by TJ Turner
Annalise Glick decided to build on the retail experience she learned from her mother, owner of Wayzata’s now-shuttered House of 365, and opened her own shop, AGG Art + Home | Glick Gallery. One part furniture showroom, one part retail store, and one part art gallery, the Glenwood Avenue shop (it’s just across the street from International Market Square) is unlike any retailer in the Twin Cities.
Glick lived in L.A. and New York City before moving back to the Twin Cities in 2014. Accordingly, much of the artwork and clothing in her store comes from contacts she made in the music and art scenes on both coasts. Glick Gallery’s walls are covered with the work of screen-printer (and longtime Andy Warhol collaborator) Louis Waldon and acclaimed photographer (and Beatles offspring) Julian Lennon. Fashion offerings include custom leather jackets, oversized knits, and edgy accessories by hard-to-find designers. The store also sells avant-garde home furnishings and accessories including minimalist lighting fixtures, resin sculptures and bookcases, and woven rubber chairs.
Glick has also made good use of the connections she’s made in the Twin Cities since moving back. She tapped Minneapolis makers Tandem Made and Stangler Works to collaborate on exclusive furniture designs and stocks Minnesota-made goods including Louise Gray’s modern quilts, Waam Industries’ wooden milk crate–style storage units, and Willful Goods’
hand-dyed throw pillows.
By combining a gallery model with retail, Glick hopes to offer a new twist on traditional art venues, which she says can be seen as sterile and unapproachable. “It has to evolve,” she says. “I want to create a vibe that says, sit down, have a cocktail, and talk about what inspires you.”
Check out extra photos, plus Jahna Peloquin’s first look of AGG Art + Home | Glick Gallery on the TC Style blog.