Chelsea-based Horton Gallery will take over CANADA’s old location in Chinatown, the gallery announced today. The gallery will host its inaugural exhibition there in September.
The gallery’s new, larger space, located at 55-59 Chrystie Street, has a storied past. Home to CANADA for the past decade, and the Beastie Boys throughout the 1980s, Horton will be filling a space that’s become known for its creative rigor.
We’re excited for the move, and as it will allow the gallery to show large-scale work. It also represents a return to the gallery’s roots, as Horton was originally founded as Sunday Gallery, on Eldridge Street, in 2007.
Horton Gallery has shown at the NADA art fair since 2007. This year saw its third round at The Armory Show, where they showed the work of Wallace Whitney, a founding member of CANADA.
Through March, Horton Gallery will continue using its Chelsea space at 504 West 22nd Street, one of the few walk-up townhouses in the neighborhood. Director Sean Horton told us:
“I’m hoping to host some collaborative exhibitions with colleagues in Chelsea for the remainder of the lease, which ends in March. It would function more like a pop-up space for other LES galleries who want to do a specific one-month project.”