The Lodge Gallery Calls it Quits After 5 Years on Chrystie Street
The industrial-dominated block of Chrystie Street between Broome and Delancey is losing its artist in residence.
Indeed, the Lodge Gallery is calling it quits after spending five years at 131 Chrystie Street. Its final exhibition – monster paintings by Tawan Wattuya – has been on view the last couple weeks, and will remain open through this Sunday (February 4). After that, curtains.
“We have decided to retire The Lodge Gallery,” co-owner Keith Schweitzer noted in a recent press release. “These past five years have been exhilarating, and our experiences surpassed every expectation that we had when first setting out. We’ve held 50 exhibitions, and have had the honor of working with hundreds of the finest artists, curators, institutions, and organizations in existence. We have welcomed tens of thousands of visitors through our doors, and have delighted in conversations with friends old and new. We are ever so grateful for your support, and for your friendship.”
The Lodge Gallery was founded in 2013 by gallerists Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele. After doors close for good, Schweitzer will focus entirely on his Bushwick project, David&Schweitzer Contemporary.