On Stellar Rays

‘Mega-Galleries’ Spell the End for Smaller Area Showrooms

Posted June 30, 2017 at 5:04 am

Small galleries on the Lower East Side are closing left and right. For the last decade, headlines ad nauseum described an influx of smalltime galleries defecting from Chelsea and landing in the neighborhood. Critical mass has apparently been reached, where only the big box can now survive. Galleries with deep pockets apparently make it impossible […]

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On Stellar Rays Annexes Former Restaurant Supply Shop at 213 Bowery

Posted February 12, 2016 at 5:16 am

​Regent Restaurant Supply relocated from its longtime Bowery headquarters just before the new year. In business since the mid-1990s, the ground-level warehouse operated at 213 for more than a dozen years. Well, no sooner did they depart than drilling began inside the store. With good reason. The eight-year-old gallery occupying its rear (i.e. 1 Rivington) […]

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At the Pink Building on Orchard Street, It’s a Mass Exodus Ahead of Retail Upscaling

Last modified July 28, 2014 at 9:17 am

You wouldn’t have realized it during the filming sesh for Trainwreck last week, but there’s a seismic shift happening at the iconic Pink Building. 321 Grand Street sold last summer for an unwieldy $27 million. Waterbridge Capital is the lucky owner, and now a year after its purchase, we’re starting to see the fallout. Plenty of changes, […]

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Street Writer RETNA Returns to Tag the Bowery

Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:02 am

Street writer RETNA recently returned to the Lower East Side after a notable two-year absence. His last paintwork in the neighborhood was at the Bowery graffiti wall in March 2012. Over the weekend, however, the LA-based artist was busy decorating the Rivington Street wall directly outside On Stellar Rays (near the Bowery). His token Hieroglyphics […]

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Julie Meneret Gallery Opens in Former ‘On Stellar Rays’ Locale

Posted November 5, 2013 at 6:10 am

On Stellar Rays relocated to 1 Rivington Street at the end of the summer. It didn’t even take a month for 133 Orchard Street to fetch a new gallery tenant, though. The colorful newcomer, much like its predecessor, focuses on contemporary art. Julie Meneret Contemporary Art opens tomorrow with an exhibit by Moroccan artist Zakaria […]

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‘On Stellar Rays’ Gallery Moves to Rivington Street

Posted September 10, 2013 at 6:09 am

On Stellar Rays is no longer part of the Orchard Street gallery district.

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Lush Life Gallery Tour on LES This Summer

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

Richard Price’s LES-centric bestseller, Lush Life, is jumping from page to canvas.  Throughout the summer, a collection of sixty artists in nine (of the gazillion) neighborhood galleries will attempt to interpret the storyline.  Each venue corresponds to one of the chapters in the book.

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