It’s back to school time in the art world, with virtually every gallery in the city launching its fall season this week or the next, but wait! Some galleries are not where they used to be, and others have appeared in places that were vacant or entirely different businesses just a couple months ago—it’s an annual phenomenon. Fear not, for I’ve assembled what aims to be but will almost surely fall short of being a list of every new or recently moved gallery in the city.
Momenta Art: Formerly of Bedford Avenue in South Williamsburg, the non-profit is getting its new Bushwick space at 56 Bogart Street (pictured, under construction) ready for Friday, when it opens its new show Mobility (September 9-October 17), featuring artist-made and -operated vending carts.
Nurture Art: Following Momenta’s lead, this non-profit—which is about to open the last show (by Ryan Kitson) of its summer intensive programming at its Grand Street location—is moving into a large basement space at 56 Bogart Street, which won’t actually open until early November.
Minus Space: The Gowanus artist-run gallery will be joining DUMBO’s dense gallery micro-district, the second floor of 111 Front Street (suite 226 to be exact), where its inaugural exhibition—a Ted Stamm retrospective—opens on the same day as the DUMBO Arts Festival (September 23) and continues through October 29.
Luhring Augustine: Last winter the Chelsea mega-gallery bought a warehouse at the corner of Knickerbocker Avenue and Ingraham Street, but it wasn’t until last month that we learned its new Bushwick outpost will include a public exhibition space. The first exhibition there, by filmmaker and installation artist Charles Atlas, will open on November 4 and remain on view through March of next year.
Lower East Side
Thierry Goldberg Projects: Formerly located in a tiny storefront space on gallery-rich Rivington Street, this gallery has relocated to the south in a massive ground floor space in the big blue condo building at 103 Norfolk Street (pictured above). Its inaugural exhibition there, the large group show NORFOLK, opens tonight and continues through October 30.
Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects: We found out back in July that this Upper East Side gallery would be opening a project space right next to Half Gallery at 208 Forsyth Street. Its inaugural exhibition there, a show of paintings by Gideon Bok opens tonight and continues through October 8.
Callicoon Fine Arts: A couple blocks to the south, this new gallery opens tonight at 124 Forsyth Street with a new installation by Brooklyn-based artist Glen Fogel, which remains on view through October 16.
Swiss Institute: Moving from its current third floor space a few blocks away on Broadway, the Swiss Institute Contemporary Art will open at its new location at 18 Wooster Street (a warehouse formerly occupied by Deitch Projects) on September 14 with a two-person show by Pamela Rosenkranz and Nikolas Gambaroff, which remains on view through October 30.
The Pace Gallery: In its ongoing bid to take over West 25th Street, the mega-gallery is planning its third space on the block for the vacant lot directly beneath the High Line at 508 West 25th Street. But before starting construction they’ll be giving the space over to David Byrne, whose giant inflatable globe sculpture “Tight Spot” will be on view there from September 15th to October 1st.
Haunch of Venison: Lastly, the international gallery whose New York outpost was formerly in Rockefeller Center will take over the 550 West 21st Street space formerly occupied by Yvon Lambert. Its first show in the swank new space, the group exhibition Boundaries Obscured, opens September 23 and remains on view through November 5.