‘GE Galeria’ is the Latest Gallery to Take Space at 86 Delancey Street

Posted on: February 25th, 2016 at 9:26 am by
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​From October through December last year, Monterey, Mexico-based GE Galeria held a brief pop-up showroom in the base of the Orchard Hell Building (aka Hotel Indigo). Time served. Now the establishment is headed three blocks south to a location quite familiar with art of late.

GE Galeria is the third gallery in as many years to make a go of 86 Delancey Street. It follows on the heels of both D&F (D’agostino & Fiore) and Rox Gallery, which held down the space from 2013 through current. (And even forged some controversy.) With the former out of the picture, though, GE Galeria hopes to open in the coming weeks.

“We will be organizing two more exhibitions in the next couple of months,” gallery worker Nina Turudic tells us.

Meanwhile, it’s certainly worth noting that there’s been nothing of retail permanence here ever since Jimmy Jazz closed back in 2011. GE Galeria included. And with good reason. The building at 86 Delancey (aka 118 Orchard Street) sold a year later for $4.8 million – prompting MOSCOT to relocate across Delancey – and a new twelve-story mixed-use tower quickly proposed. Those plans, however, remain in a state of perpetual pending.

While you wait for this opening, though, you can catch GE Galeria at the VOLTA NY art fair, featuring the work of Spanish sculptor-photographer Marina Vargas.

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When Jimmy Jazz was on the outs, May 2011

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