Founded in 2011 by Lauren Gentile as a gallery in Washington, D.C., Contemporary Wing promoted the work of living artists through a dynamic exhibition program. Our mission was to identify and advance artists who will define American art in the coming decade. The Artist and Projects pages now serve as an archive of these endeavors.

In it's second iteration, Contemporary Wing serves as a resource for collectors and institutions who seek Advisory, Valuation and Sales.


Lauren Gentile is a seasoned art and finance professional with sales and operations expertise and a vast international network. Lauren has deep industry experience ranging from directing global sales for a blue-chip artist, to advisory and valuations, and gallery ownership.


Blake Kimbrough has a passion for collecting contemporary art, especially art of the African Diaspora, an area in which he holds longstanding expertise.  Blake is on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art in Brooklyn, New York, where he has served since 2002.  He was also a Contemporaries Steering Committee member for the Corcoran Gallery of Art in D.C.  A former project engineer in the aerospace industry who hails from Los Angeles, Blake holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley and American University.


Submissions: Although we appreciate your interest, Contemporary Wing is currently not accepting artist's submissions.