Coronavirus Forces Lesley Heller Gallery to Shutter After 10 Years on Orchard Street
The deadly coronavirus is gutting local businesses, sparing few. Next to fall is the Lesley Heller Gallery at 54 Orchard Street.
Not an essential business, the showroom closed last month with the rest of the city to help stem the spread of COVID-19. It won’t reopen on the other side of this, according to an email update from Heller last week. Thus concluding a decade on the Lower East Side.
Heller opened her first gallery, dubbed the Workspace, in 1994 in SoHo. Ten years later brought a move to the Upper East Side and a rebranding as the Lesley Heller Gallery. She moved to 54 Orchard Street in 2010.
“I am extremely proud of the exhibitions the gallery has put on throughout its many iterations, and I am honored to have worked with so many incredible artists and dedicated collectors,” Heller wrote in the dispatch.