It’s been a long time coming, but in an announcement this afternoon the Chelsea gallery Luhring Augustine released the details about the inaugural exhibition at its (game-changing?) new outpost in Bushwick. The exhibition, Charles Atlas’s The Illusion of Democracy , will open at 25 Knickerbocker Avenue on February 18 (following a reception on the 17th) and remain on view through May 20.
The New York-based video and film artist will show two video installations that have never been exhibited in the city, “Painting by Numbers” (2008) and “Plato’s Alley” (2009). In addition to those recent pieces Atlas is creating a brand new large-scale video installation in the gallery space.
The former warehouse, located a couple of blocks from 56 Bogart Street, Bushwick’s foemost gallery building, was purchased by the gallery for $2.05 million just over a year ago. Since then the building has been converted into a top-shelf art storage and exhibition space, its exterior tellingly Chelsea-ified with a light-gray paint job. No word yet on Luhring Augustine Bushwick’s opening hours during exhibitions, but it’s probably safe to assume they won’t be the usual Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-6pm hours kept by most Manhattan galleries.