Horton Gallery Opening Locale at 55-59 Chrystie Street

Posted on: September 28th, 2012 at 11:48 am by

The gallery gold rush of the Lower East Side remains in top gear at this juncture. Tons of Chelsea showrooms are relocating to the neighborhood. Whereas it was a trickle just a couple years ago, the river is now a raging torrent. This week, Horton is added to the list.

Gallery owner Sean Horton dabbled in the neighborhood with Sunday LES back in 2006, but later moved to the west side. He now returns to the fold with an east side annex of his eponymous gallery at 55-59 Chrystie Street. That address might sound familiar to some of you die-hards. Yup, the former party residence of the Beastie Boys back in the early 1980s.

Horton opens today with an exhibit by multimedia artist Martha Colburn. The show features “an hour and a half program of about thirty manipulated found footage and stop animation films from the mid-1990s to the present as well as Polaroids and large-scale collages.”

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  • Concerned

    How come the gallery owner doesn’t mind the awful Lucky Star Chinatown bus service right there at 55 Chrystie?