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

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 at 5:12 am by
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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 “project space” called 66 Orchard Project. Currently scheduled for an opening in the coming weeks, the new incubator space is “intended as a location for experimentation and play.”

66 Orchard Project is dedicated to fostering intuitive, engaging, and uncensored collaboration among artists of various generations and geographic locations. This space is all about spontaneous, clever, remarkable, and poetic exchanges, supported by the appearance of 66 Orchard itself.

Shin Gallery has kept some of the architectural elements of its textile predecessor. Original flourishes include the brick walls, wooden floors, ceilings, and exposed pipes.

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Meanwhile, the other half of the former store – the stout 68 Orchard – is undergoing renovations of its own. As previously reported, a vertical enlargement will increase the height of the two-story tenement to 34 feet. This second floor is to become the residential component of the new mixed-use building.

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