Art Tip: Hang a Gallery Art Wall on The Floor First

Art Tip: Hang a Gallery Art Wall on The Floor First

Maxwell Ryan
Jan 22, 2013

It's good to know your limits, so when I wanted to hang over a dozen pictures on the wall at our offices, I called in help. Alex Schuchard is an artist and a master art installer, and he's also a friend, so he came over for a few hours last month and quickly and impressively arranged and hung this entire wall. I think he did a fabulous job.


We only had the four center pieces hung. Everything else was waiting, leaning up against the walls.

Laying Out All The Pieces on the Floor

This was crucial. Nothing went up on the wall until Alex was happy with the arrangement on the floor

Starting to Hang

Alex worked from right to left, after marking the center and figuring out where the first, far right piece would hang.

It was also important that we decided to keep the four black prints together. Because they were such a big element, Alex "hung" everything else off of them, but made sure that they were not in the middle, but on the left. The left side of any composition can hold more visual weight and feels more comfortable to the eye.

The Final Reveal

Ok, the room's still a little messy, but everything is finally up on the wall and looking glorious.

You can find Alex Schuchard:
Space B Gallery & Fine Art Services

Art Index:
1. Susan Hable
9. K-Narf
10. Paulina Reyes for Kate Spade
14. Tanya Minhas
3 & 6. Ursula with Nelly Domig
2,4,5,7,8, 11, 12, 13. Maxwell Ryan

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