Eleven Rivington Gallery Opening Annex at 195 Chrystie

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 at 6:29 am by

Five years at 11 Rivington Street and the namesake gallery is now on the precipice of an expansion. The tiny showroom near the corner of Bowery, a puppet of the midtown-based Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, is opening a second outpost around the corner on Chrystie Street. In a legendary Lower East Side building.

It all began shortly after the new year when Primary Photographic Imaging (lab and gallery) consolidated its artistic footprint at 195 Chrystie Street. The photography veteran vacated the ground floor which initially housed a reception area, and the leasing signs quickly arrived on site. Not long after, the F.L.O.A.T. concept seized the space for a brief pop-up affair. Since their departure, the ever-telling paper window treatments signaled even more turnover. Turnover that benefits Eleven Rivington.

With this new Chrystie Street extension, the five-year-old gallery gains an additional 1,200 square-feet. The annex is slated for launch on April 29 with an exhibit featuring New York-based artist Michael DeLucia.

Back in 1975, the ninth floor of 195 Chrystie Street was both abode and practice space for the fledgeling Talking Heads. Apparently David Byrne still has a workspace there…

[via Art in America]

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