Another Williamsburg Gallery Leaves: Rawson Projects Moves to Greenpoint

10/28/2011 8:59 AM |

Rawson Projects current Bedford Avenue space.
  • Rawson Projects’ current Bedford Avenue space.

Almost exactly one year to the day after Rawson Projects opened up shop in the small storefront space at 339 Bedford Avenue, between South 3rd and South 4th streets, the gallery will reopen at its new location on Franklin Street in Greenpoint. The new space at 223 Franklin Street, between Eagle and Freeman streets, will make its debut on November 12 when the gallery re-launches with an exhibition of recent aluminum panels by conceptual artist and photographer Lyndsy Welgos.

Per an announcement this morning by the gallery, its new space will be 150 percent larger—and presumably have much lower rent.

Rawson Projects is proud to announce that the gallery will be relocating from its current location in Williamsburg to 223 Franklin St. in Greenpoint. The gallery is expanding from 500 to roughly 750 square feet, which will allow for greater flexibility for the size and scope of programming. The gallery is excited to be joining a growing number of art galleries and workspaces in the Greenpoint area, including Cleopatra’s, Real Fine Arts and Triple Canopy.

The gallery’s first exhibition in the new space, Welgos’ Panels 2010-2011 opens November 12 and runs through January 8.

Earlier this year another prominent southside Bedford gallery, Moment Art, left for larger pastures, relocating to Bushwick. Two blocks away, one of the Williamsburg gallery scene’s most enduring fixtures, Sideshow Gallery, remains prominent as ever.