Another New Gallery for Lower East Side’s Forsyth-Chrystie Corridor

08/29/2011 11:49 AM |

The storefront on the left is the future location of Calicoon Fine Arts at 124 Forsyth Street.
  • The storefront on the left is the future location of Callicoon Fine Arts at 124 Forsyth Street.

Last month we learned that Upper East Side gallery Steve Harvey Fine Arts was moving to the Lower East Side, taking up residence right next to Half Gallery at 208 Forsyth Street. Now, Bowery Boogie reports that another gallery is joining to the increasingly stacked set of galleries bordering Sarah Roosevelt Park: Callicoon Fine Arts will open at 124 Forsyth Street on September 7.

That storefront spot, between Delancey and Broome, looks roughly the same size as Half Gallery and the forthcoming Steve Harvey outpost, and was formerly an unoccupied and painted over space. It provides another link between all the galleries concentrated on either side of the park’s north end—Lehmann Maupin, Hendershot, Half and Steve Harvey—along with those dotting its southern reaches: Simon Preston, White Box and Canada.

Callicoon Fine Arts’ first show, by Brooklyn-based artist Glen Fogel, will be titled Goldye and run from September 7 through October 16. Per the press release:

Callicoon Fine Arts is pleased to present Goldye, an exhibition by Glen Fogel that inaugurates the gallery’s space in New York City’s Lower East Side. Titled after the first name of the artist’s grandmother, the exhibition contains a sculpture incorporating light and sound to invoke Goldye’s near death experience. She ultimately survived the episode, living on for another year with no memory of the event.

Another promising addition to the growing gallery district.