Pop-Up Gallery ‘GE Galeria’ Opening in the Orchard Hell Building Thursday

Posted on: October 20th, 2015 at 5:18 am by
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It’s not just the armed Stormtroopers who are holding court in the base of the future Hotel Indigo (aka the Orchard Hell Building). The adjacent commercial unit has also become a pop-up gallery of sorts.

The retail footprint fronting the entirety of 180 Orchard Street has been in various stages of completion for months. There is constant activity, be it materials storage or simply security prowling the premises. Now, a Mexican-based art gallery called GE Galeria is poised to transform one of the spaces into a temporary showroom.

The inaugural installation for this pop-up is “GodComplex (Your Father is Dead)” by artist Victor Rodriguez. Artwork is already on the walls of the sparse space. Thursday evening (October 22) is the obligatory kickoff event.

We are told that GE Galeria will remain in place until the end of November at the earliest. Guess it just depends on whether the landlords can score a better alternative.

The Hotel Indigo is slated to open next month, as previously reported. However, the lodge does not own the retail units at 180 Orchard Street. A multimillion-dollar joint venture between Cohen Equities and Premier Equities together purchased the retail condos and the onsite parking garage last spring for $21 million.

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Photo: GE Galeria

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