Burning Questions

See how Amy Poliakoff, Maggie Schaffer, Liz Margulies, Angela Pham, and Claudia Martinez Reardon are doing post-show.

Oct 1, 20120

Amy Poliakoff

Bravotv.com: Were you shocked that Maggie came to you and apologized?
Amy Poliakoff: I was at Mokai night club the night that Maggie and Liz had their drama. I noticed all the girls were leaving. I wasn't involved with the drama. I only heard that their was an issue later. I was totally shocked when Maggie came to me as we did not have a relationship really at that time. I am not shocked by Liz's reaction. It was a surprise that Maggie came to me and it really meant a lot to me that she came to me for advice.

Bravotv.com: How shocked where you when you found out that you had taken the job Maggie was also after? Are you on good terms?
AP: Maggie and I are on good terms. She came to me with an apology like an adult. I'd say fate happens for a reason. We both were looking for gallery work, and I was a better fit for the gallery and their programming. Everyone has a path and I think Maggie will find a new direction to travel.

Bravotv.com: Where are you working now? Are you still at the same gallery?
AP: I am still at Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery and enjoy handling their public relations. The gallery represents some great established and emerging contemporary photo-realists. It has been a pleasure learning about this niche market and working for Frank Bernarducci. Also, in the end my father did not sell the apartment -- but I just signed a lease to a new pad and look forward to starting that adventure.

Bravotv.com: What surprised you most watching the show? How have people reacted to you after seeing the show?
AP: Seeing the other womens' commentary and reactions on scenes is not only a surprise but interesting as it can narrate and navigate the way things happened. I like walking down the street and having random people say "Hey it's a Gallery Girl!" Always gives me a smile on my face.

Bravotv.com: Any advice for people wanting to break into the art world?
AP: Intern, intern, intern!

11 comments
sweet_de
sweet_de

I actually really miss gallery girls! i hope we see another season

SoJahSay
SoJahSay

I hope you bring the show back for another season!!

MRafferty
MRafferty moderator

Just came off a GG marathon! Nice to see a show that looks at the less glamorous side of being twenty-something in NYC. Also, was totally team Amy by the end! The girl can hustle! 

LizyLiz
LizyLiz

Chantal didn't do an interview?! Maggie is my least favorite. She looked like she was always about to fall asleep! Liz was right in my opinion to be mad and shocked at how they behaved. Liz may have went through hard times but I think she is stronger for it and not gonna put up with crap. I cant believe the End of Century people smoke in their store with all the clothes and stuff. GROSS! I think Chantal faked her illness. And who just up and leaves the country when they are trying to run a business? She is way too immature! I felt for Claudia! Anyways. I love this show with all my heart! PLEASE BRING THEM BACK FOR SEASON 2!!!!!

ladyomanor
ladyomanor

I thought the show offered more insight into the NYC art world than I would have thought possible.  I have DISCOURAGED my "non-trust fund daughter"  from trying to break into this oeuvre:)

 

bpster
bpster

I wish you well and much success!!! Chantel is a clown and came across as one. Sorry she is as fake as a internet comment by Abraham Lincoln!!!

shelley460
shelley460

i loved GG...hope it comes back, but without Chantel....she's too pretentious

davisreggie
davisreggie

Kudos to Angela!  I was just checking out your photos on your website, and on twitter.  I see your photogs have appeared in some very impressive publications!  You go girl!!!  ( What is Karlie Kloss, and Alek Wek really like???)  LOL!

davisreggie
davisreggie

I enjoyed the show more than I thought I would.  I was just going to check out the first show and ended up hooked on the entire season.  Amy is my girl!  She put up with the most ish from those brooklyn snobs. Liz is delusional thinking that she is the shiznit, but she's nothing but a mean girl.  Angela was fierce, but so shady she needed to take root in a park.  Poor Maggie needed to rethink her art world dreams.  She didn't have any pizzazz!  All in all I hope that next season ends in a more exciting finale, and possibly a reunion!!! 

sharonkaye
sharonkaye

got to say I enjoyed watching this show much more than I thought.