The Hole Takes Over 312 Bowery

Posted on: May 26th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

For the last few years, the ground level of 312 Bowery has been dormant. No occupants; usually just a depository for trash and randomness. Until the Festival of Ideas a couple weeks ago, this forever-vacant retail space was a hole, and will soon be christened as such. Indeed, a tiny computer printout taped to the doorway of the brick beast confirms that The Hole is opening an outpost here.

Magic-loving Miami art duo FriendsWithYou inaugurates this new space at 312 Bowery with their SEO-unfriendly exhibition, “:),” on June 6.  The show, presented as “a spiritual and serene approach to form and figure,” runs through August 6.  Good luck googling that name!

The Hole is an experimental gallery concept spawned by Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman, both veterans of the recently-dissolved Deitch Projects.  Taking cues from their predecessor, the first project was Kenny Scharf’s embattled artwork at the Tony Goldman graffiti wall on the Bowery.

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