By Annexing 68 Orchard Street, ‘Shin Gallery’ Rules the Corner of Orchard and Grand
Last week, the four-year-old showroom lifted the curtain another annex gallery – its second addition – at 68 Orchard Street. You’ll recall that this address had been under complete renovation since early-2015, resulting in a 34-foot vertical extension and upgraded storefront. (The final, stubborn boards were recently removed from the ground level.)
The inaugural exhibit at 68 Orchard is “Fat for Heat, Felt for Warmth,” a solo effort by Joseph Beuys.
Shin Gallery is now a hyperlocal force in the area, with three contiguous spaces running north from the corner of Orchard and Grand Streets. (Their artist Hyon Gyon also maintains a studio at 10 Eldridge near the synagogue.) By next year, though, gallerist Hong-gyu Shin tells us that all spaces will be connected.
Opened at the outset of 2013 with just one space – 322 Grand Street. It went on to add a sidecar showroom around the corner in half of Sheila’s Decorating.