Another Non-Profit Gallery, Nurture Art, Moves to Bushwick

08/15/2011 8:58 AM |

56 Bogart Street, current home of Momenta Art, and future home of Nurture Art.
  • 56 Bogart Street, current home of Momenta Art, and future home of Nurture Art.

A few months ago Bedford Avenue non-profit gallery Momenta Art moved to the new Main Street of hip North Brooklyn, Bogart Street, and last week Hyperallergic broke the news that Nurture Art—currently located on a nondescript block of Grand Street in East Williamsburg—will be moving into the same building as Momenta, 56 Bogart Street.

The former factory building is one of the centerpieces of Bushwick Open Studios and also houses a couple of commercial galleries—Interstate Projects and Peter Hopkins’ new space Salon Gallery. Nurture Art will be taking over a semi-basement space that faces Harrison Place.

The gallery, which was founded in 1998, opened its first permanent gallery space in Williamsburg in 2003, before moving to its current location at 910 Grand Street in 2006. Its lease on that space expires at the end of October, by which time its Bogart Street space should be up and running—provided renovations are finished in time.

Deborah Brown, a Bushwick-based artist who co-founded nearby Storefront Gallery, who serves as a Nurture Art board member and heads the nonprofit’s fall benefit committee. She told Hyperallergic:

I think this is going to solidify Nurture Art and its future role by putting us at the heart of the Bushwick art world, which is the cutting edge of the city’s art scene

So cutting edge that it’s attracted one major Chelsea gallery all the way out to Knickerbocker Avenue.