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Lisa Cooley Soon to Be Six Times Larger

by Whitney Kimball on January 12, 2012
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Since opening her doors in 2008, Lisa Cooley’s artists have consistently appeared in prestigious group shows, museum exhibitions, publications, and have been added to several major museums’ public collections. To name just a few of their larger shows over the past two years, J. Parker Valentine showed at Taka Ishii, Frank Haines performed at PS1, and Erin Shirreff exhibited in Greater New York and at the Met. It comes as no surprise that the gallery will soon move from its (roughly) 700-square-foot storefront on Orchard Street to a 4,800-square-foot space at 107 Norfolk.

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56 Bogart: Where Manufacturing Fails Artist Communities Will Rise

by Paddy Johnson on November 23, 2011
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The history of gallery migration in New York is by now well-known, even if its particulars are not. Often it starts with a single artist-friendly building, that becomes the hub for community and neighborhood development. This gets interesting when there are circumstances where the failure of manufacturing is the stimulus for the rise of arts. A case in point; back in 1971, dealers Leo Castelli, Andre Emmerich, Ileana Sonnabend and John Weber opened quarters at 420 West Broadway — a former paper warehouse they bought outright — thus opening Soho to the galleries of 57th Street. Chelsea's early days have a similar history: the manager of 529 West 20th boasted in 1997 that “twenty-two galleries had signed up” to fill former storage space. In Dumbo, it was the long-running art support at St. Ann's Warehouse that propelled the neighborhood to prominence.

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