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‘Solivagant’ Carves Out Tiny Gallery Space at 53 Orchard Street

Posted May 19, 2015 at 10:18 am

The de facto Lower East Side gallery district that is Orchard Street has a unique addition to its ranks. (Diminishing returns, anybody?) As of this week, there is now a tiny exhibition window carved out of the Chinese restaurant supply business at 53 Orchard. The approximate dozen-square-foot “window dressing” is the achievement of Solivagant, an […]

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Iconic Local Street Artist Lee Quiñones Featured at Nicole Klagsbrun Pop-Up Gallery on Grand Street

Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:19 am

Longtime gallerist Nicole Klagsbrun is stepping outside the Chelsea orbit to dip toes into the Lower East Side gallery scene. The longtime gallerist, who operates a showroom on West 26th Street, just launched a pop-up installation at 291 Grand Street. Beside the open-air Chinese markets in a corner building perennialy seeking pop-ups. Rather fittingly, the pop-up […]

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Munch Gallery Departs Broome Street After Almost 5 Years

Posted May 4, 2015 at 5:10 am

The overloaded gallery district south of Delancey is down one. Munch Gallery, a narrow showroom that debuted at Broome Street nearly five years ago, is no longer in the game. Owner Lilian Munch decided to close shop in pursuit of “bigger venues” and to “continue the journey” elsewhere. A “new chapter” is allegedly in the […]

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The Con Artist Collective Celebrates 5 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted April 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Con Artist is one of the few businesses on Ludlow Street in Hell Square that still caters to creativity. Something other than nightlife. What began as an ambitious basement workshop and thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), is now a fully-fledged artist collective with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the […]

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Comfort Diner Exhibiting Photography of Ann Sanfedele with ‘Around Here’

Posted April 3, 2015 at 5:14 am

The Comfort Diner on Grand Street needed some flare to spruce up its guts, so why not double as a gallery of sorts. In a nod to the neighborhood, the newcomer eatery tapped the archives of Lower East Side photographer Ann Sanfedele. The result is “Around Here,” a mixed bag of black-and-white and color stills […]

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Local Youth Envision a World with the Lowline Below Delancey Street

Posted March 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

More than three years since the grand announcement, the $55 million Lowline initiative continues its push into the community, be it with grassroots events like gallery shows or ritzy galas for gold. Money keeps rolling in, and with the unstoppable tidal wave of Essex Crossing, the upscale underground park beneath Delancey Street seemingly has a […]

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‘Launch F18′ Gallery Takes Flight at 94 Allen Street

Last modified March 23, 2015 at 8:09 am

Those who thought the so-called “museum block” of Orchard Street would obtain another liquor license can rest easy. It’s not happening anymore. You’ll recall that last year, the duo behind Contra (Jeremiah Stone, Fabian von Hauske) had scored approval from Community Board 3 to open a new “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. The […]

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Warning of Global Warming on Ludlow Street

Posted March 17, 2015 at 5:18 am

“Warming,” the yellow awning announces at 38 Ludlow Street. Just in time for more springlike weather. But closer inspection reveals that it’s part of a new public exhibit by linguistics-inspired artist Kay Rosen. The canopy is commentary on the effects of global warming. Namely, a warning, the word for which is also spelled by removing […]

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Champagne Progeny Taittinger Opening Art Gallery at the Former Living Room on Ludlow

Last modified February 23, 2015 at 8:54 am

The old Living Room is now an art room. Indeed, identity of the gallery replacement at 154 Ludlow Street is now public. Having been vacant for some two years, the ground level will soon welcome Richard Taittinger Gallery. Plywood shed and its curbside dumpster remain in place for the time being, though. According to the […]

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LES Artist’s ‘Indistinctive Conversations’ Ends Its Run on Friday

Last modified February 10, 2015 at 11:24 am

For the last couple months, the art and photography of local Lower East Side artist Seth Wandersman has been on display in Times Square. The show – “Indistinctive Conversations” – debuted in December at the gallery within the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street). In his own words, Wandersman explains the […]

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