New York City
- Lisa Cooley
is thrilled to announce the gallery's relocation to 107 Norfolk Street, between Delancey and Rivington. The location, one block east from the Delancey F station, remains central to the Lower East Side's growing community of innovative galleries.
The 4,800 square-foot, single-story structure will not only expand the gallery's exhibition space, but will also support the gallery artists as they present more challenging and complex shows. The artists have achieved a number of milestones during the gallery's past four years on Orchard Street. Significant works by gallery artists are in the public collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Tate Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Institutions in the U.S. and abroad have planned solo exhibitions with gallery artists, including the ICA Philadelphia, the Blaffer Museum, South London Gallery, and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, among others.
The artists have been championed by a number of committed, visionary collectors, their work included in a number of innovative publications, and many have received prestigious honors, including the Rema Hort Mann Award, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and the Betty Bowen Award. This expansion will provide gallery artists with continued intellectual, communal, and organizational resources, while honoring the good will and encouragement of so many dedicated advocates.
The main gallery space will be approximately 25 x 50 feet, with 14 foot wood-beamed ceilings and concrete floors. The gallery will also feature a second exhibition space for flexible programming, film screenings, and private presentations. The gallery will be designed by Reinaldo Leandro
, of Ashe + Leandro.
Cooley is doubly thrilled to open in this new location because its previous tenant, the legendary music venue, Tonic, was known for its support of creative, innovative music, and was deeply loved by many of the gallery's artists, colleagues, and friends.
"Today," an exhibition of major works by gallery artists, will inaugurate the gallery's new program in early February. Exact dates will be announced later this month. The title of the exhibition comes from a poem of the same name by Frank O'Hara
In the spring of 2012, the gallery will present solo exhibitions by Andy Coolquitt
, Michael Bauer
, Alan Reid
, and Josh Faught
. Continuing into the fall and winter, the gallery will present solo exhibitions by Alex Olson
, Erin Shirreff
, Cynthia Daignault
, Alice Channer
, and J. Parker Valentine
, among others. The gallery will also re-launch its event program with a schedule of talks, music events, and readings later this spring.
The gallery and its staff look forward to an exciting year and to growing with the Lower East Side community for years to come. For more information contact Kelly Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-680-0564. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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