LMAKprojects is Moving to a Larger Space on Grand Street with a New Name

Posted on: September 9th, 2015 at 9:22 am by
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After seven years of operations on Eldridge Street – and ten years in business overall – LMAKprojects is in for a change of scenery. This anniversary will be celebrated by relocating to more expansive space at 298 Grand Street, which was formerly a Chinese electronics shop. The new gallery will occupy three floors in various capacities – main showroom on the ground, a sculpture garden in the adjoining courtyard, and real estate for LMAKbooks+design and LMAKlabs in the other two levels.

If that’s not enough to chew on, there’s more. The LMAK crew is officially changing its name to “LMAKgallery.” Inauguration is scheduled for sometime in November with a video installation by Claudia Joskowicz.

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LMAKbooks+design was born out of an impetus to provide a new platform for art related thinking and writing. It will present design within the realm of the fine arts from artists who develop objects out of their studio practice and designers who are pushing their ideas into the plastic arts. To create a flowing exchange of forms and ideas, we will host lively discussions and panels and will highlight new designs thematically every three months. You will find LMAKbooks+design in the second floor as well as a viewing room, and our office.

On the third floor and in the courtyard we will host amorphous exhibitions and screenings through LMAKlabs. LMAKlabs is a concept driven endeavor that will allow artists to present work that can morph over the duration of the install. This process can take the form of screenings, installations, or performance and will be a collaborative venture between the artist and the gallery from process to the final results.

298 Grand Street is a mostly-intact Federal-style row-house, one of the last of its kind on the Lower East Side. In its former nineteenth-century life, the three-story building once housed, among others, the bookbinding operation of Eber T. Peackock (1850) and a musical instrument shop of Theodor and Frederick Lohr (1885).

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Photo: Museum of the City of New York

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