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]

Recent Stories

billy-bourek
Billy Leroy (of Antiques Fame) Stars in ‘Bourek,’ Now Playing at Cinema Village

​Billy Leroy is not dead, okay? He’s just not on the Bowery anymore. Billy Leroy, whose eponymous antiques business folded five years ago, has taken on acting. The current Baggage Battles star is a leading man in the new movie, Bourek. It’s an independent romantic comedy filmed predominantly in Greece, and now playing on the big […]

houston-sidewalk-5
New Sidewalks and Curbs Signal Some Semblance of Progress for East Houston Reconstruction Project

​Since East Houston roadwork is nowhere near completion, we must relish the baby steps, as it were, of forward progress. Indeed. The first real noticeable change in months is now palpable along the battered corridor. New sidewalks on the south side. Over the last few weeks, contractors have poured new cement (i.e. “pigmented sidewalks”) and […]

#Chalk LES, Photo: LES History Month
Chalk the LES this Sunday to Kick off the 3rd Annual Lower East Side History Month

To kick off the third annual Lower East Side History Month, co-sponsors by FABnyc and Downtown Art are again planning a community chalking event for Sunday and Monday. A “chalk about town,” you might say. LES Stories, as the two-day event is called, encourages participants to sketch trivia, memories, or random musings about the neighborhood […]

Aron Streit holding the matzo on opening day, 1925
Streit’s Documentary is a Smash, Extended 2 More Weeks at Film Forum

The numbers are in, and the critically acclaimed documentary about Streit’s Matzo was a home run. In its short one-week residency at the Film Forum, intended to coincide with Passover, Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream surpassed expectations. It became the highest grossing film at the movie house this past week. Due to the success, daily […]

129allen
Peruvian Restaurant ‘Baby Brasa’ Opening Next Month at 129 Allen Street

The Precision barbershop at 129 Allen Street shuttered and relocated earleir this spring. It’s now down the block and with a rebranded identity, Allen Street Cut & Shave. In its place, a new restaurant. A Peruvian restaurant by the name of Baby Brasa is on its way. Butcher paper is in the windows, signaling the […]