The gallery industry is reeling from the economic pressures of the recession, as you’ll glean from the especially slim slate of summer exhibitions around town. The most vulnerable, not surprisingly, are galleries outside the traditional strongholds of the Upper East Side, Chelsea and Soho. Yesterday, ARTINFO reported that Williamsburg art space and framing store McCaig-Welles Gallery (129 Roebling St) would be closing when owner Melissa McCaig-Welles moves to San Francisco.
It’s still unclear whether the closing takes effect immediately, after the closing of the current exhibition Little Creatures on August 2, or after the following show closes on September 6. Still, the loss of that friendly little gallery and its consistently fun mix of street and pop art represents another blow to the Williamsburg art scene, which also saw the shuttering of Art Moving Projects earlier in the Spring.
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