Cristin Tierney Gallery Takes Space on the Bowery

Posted on: December 13th, 2018 at 5:03 am by

The decade-running trend of Chelsea gallery refugees quartering on the Lower East Side continues with news of another.

The Cristin Tierney gallery just signed a lease to take over 219 Bowery. It sits one store south of the Camper Lab concept shop, both of which formerly comprised the Chair Up restaurant supplier.

Tierney, who had been in Chelsea the last dozen years, will move to the Bowery in January, but actual programming won’t begin until two months later.

“We spent time this summer reviewing the last 12 years of business, thinking about core values, context, and content,” Tierney told ARTnews. “To best help our artists present their work in a manner that generates meaningful discussions and inspires other artistic responses, we needed a drastic change.”

219 Bowery last saw action as temporary home base for Tuft salon, now located around the corner on Stanton Street.

Chair Up, the restaurant supply company, relocated around the corner to 48 Delancey Street in the summer of 2016 after an approximate 600% rent hike. (Joseph Betesh is the landlord.) But not before a WWII-era hand grenade was found in the basement and sealed off the block for hours. They had been on the Bowery since 1999.

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