Woodward Gallery Closed its Primary Eldridge Street Showroom After a Decade on the Block
More than a decade since arriving on the Lower East Side, the Woodward Gallery recently departed its longtime headquarters at 133 Eldridge Street. Now painted with a fresh coat of fire engine red.
Since its closure, a simple sign dangling from the roll-down gates advertised the 5,000 square-foot space as available for gallery uses beginning March 1. The first taker is a temporary pop-up exhibit by Domenick Capobianco, whose “Wurx” exhibit will be on display through March 6.
The gallery will still retain a small foothold on the block, though. Woodward Gallery Windows is now operational across the street at their old Ghost art-bar. This is all “very intentional,” gallerist Kristine Woodward confirmed to us in an email.
“We are leaving the 133 Eldridge Street building and have remodeled our 132 Eldridge space to offer street level windows for easy public viewing – Woodward Gallery Windows,” Woodward went on to say. The showroom is by appointment only, but the exterior work will remain on display 24/7.
In addition, we’re told that another new gallery headquarters will soon be announced.
Established in 1994, the Woodward Gallery moved from its SoHo stomping grounds to the Lower East Side twelve years later.
“Woodward Gallery has been a NYC Art institution for 23 years,” Woodward quipped. “We plan to continue doing what we do best!”