The Hole Takes Over 312 Bowery

Posted on: May 26th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

For the last few years, the ground level of 312 Bowery has been dormant. No occupants; usually just a depository for trash and randomness. Until the Festival of Ideas a couple weeks ago, this forever-vacant retail space was a hole, and will soon be christened as such. Indeed, a tiny computer printout taped to the doorway of the brick beast confirms that The Hole is opening an outpost here.

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Magic-loving Miami art duo FriendsWithYou inaugurates this new space at 312 Bowery with their SEO-unfriendly exhibition, “:),” on June 6.  The show, presented as “a spiritual and serene approach to form and figure,” runs through August 6.  Good luck googling that name!

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The Hole is an experimental gallery concept spawned by Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman, both veterans of the recently-dissolved Deitch Projects.  Taking cues from their predecessor, the first project was Kenny Scharf’s embattled artwork at the Tony Goldman graffiti wall on the Bowery.

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