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Gallery Conversion Underway for Old Living Room Space on Ludlow Street

Posted January 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

The former Living Room space is amidst conversion to a dry use. After the failed bid by exiled drag bar Lucky Cheng’s to take 154 Ludlow Street, the Hell Square address is now forsaking nightlife altogether. Construction has already begun on the artsy replacement; a plywood shed and curbside dumpster are now part of the […]

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Shin Gallery Opens a New Project Space Around the Corner on Orchard Street

Posted January 21, 2015 at 5:12 am

What first appeared as a depository for discarded paint rags and other junk is actually a burgeoning art gallery. Half the footprint of the old Sheila’s Decorating space on Orchard Street (they’re now headquartered at Joe’s Fabrics) has been annexed by the Shin showroom at the corner of Grand. The sidecar gallery is a so-called […]

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Station Independent Projects to Debut New Eldridge Street Location Tomorrow

Posted January 15, 2015 at 5:12 am

Station Independent Projects is on the move after two years holding down a sliver space at 164 Suffolk Street. In twenty-four hours, the gallery is headed south to the fringe of Chinatown. There it will continue its programming with the experience of more than a decade and dozen artists. The new space is somewhat hidden, […]

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The International Center of Photography Chose 250 Bowery for New Exhibition Space; Move Set for Next Fall

Last modified January 8, 2015 at 1:33 pm

The International Center of Photography is nearing the conclusion of its midtown tenure. Final day is pegged at January 11, when the “Sebastião Salgado: Genesis” exhibition ends. The exhibition space component will reportedly relocate to 250 Bowery. For the last two decades (half its lifespan), the institution operated rent-free at the corner of 43rd and […]

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New Grand Street Avant Garde Gallery Doubles as ‘Luxury Vape Lounge’

Posted December 19, 2014 at 5:39 am

The Grenco Science pop-up vaporizer joint isn’t the only such retail action happening this weekend. Remember that gallery we told you about last month at 319 Grand Street? Well, Avant Garde by MMC, as it’s now known, itself doubles as a “luxury vape lounge.” In fact, its tagline is “where vape meets art.” The grand […]

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Causey Contemporary Replaces the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery on Lower Orchard Street

Posted December 2, 2014 at 9:27 am

More churn to report down in the Orchard Street gallery district… The Stephan Stoyanov Gallery closed its showroom at 29 Orchard this past June without much warning to the neighborhood. We were told at the time that the eponymous owner – on the block since 2009 – had been struggling to stay afloat. Especially in light […]

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Acclaimed LES Artist Antony Zito Brings ‘Displacement’ to the Mark Miller Gallery

Posted November 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

Antony Zito has been a fixture of the Lower East Side alternative art world for two decades. The prominent artist became the prorprietor of the former Zito Studio Gallery at 122 Ludlow, which closed in 2006 (it’s now Cocoro salon). He’s still active on the local streets, periodically commissioned to paint a gate mural, most recently for Gallery Bar […]

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‘Butcher Block’ Plans Scrapped, Castor Gallery to Open at 254 Broome Street

Posted November 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

Looks like those plans for the Butcher Block on Broome are out to pasture. Last month, Community Board 3 had approved its standard beer-wine stipulations for the new bistro concept at 254 Broome. Workers, meanwhile, already began the process of cleaning the store, what we believed was prep for the restaurant. The window leafing proves […]

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Explore the Artistic Side of ‘Madness’ at The Lodge Gallery Tomorrow

Posted October 28, 2014 at 9:30 am

How does one define madness? Is it chemical or environmental (or a bit of both)? Is a little madness necessarily a bad thing? And, as an artist, how does one interpret the theme of madness and its place in contemporary culture? The Lodge Gallery currently investigates some of these questions in its soon-to-end “Madness” exhibit. […]

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Tom Pnini Exhibit Explores Stereoscopic Photography at the Lesley Heller Workspace

Posted September 15, 2014 at 10:05 am

Not all of the recent Fashion Week events on Orchard Street took place on runways. Lower East Side galleries had their moment, too. Among the noteworthy openings, Israeli video artist and NYC resident Tom Pnini kicked off his solo show at the Lesley Heller Workspace. A multi-channel video installation, titled “Ballade to the Double,” along […]

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