Always on the move, galleries in the Lower East Side continue to play musical chairs. The latest in the shuffle is taking place at 133 Orchard Street, formerly home to On Stellar Rays. Brand new gallery Julie Meneret Contemporary Art will officially take over the storefront space with its first exhibition this November.
What is happening this week? Thursday is happening. After the Venice Biennale and Frieze, galleries are back on track with mega-Thursday opening nights, boasting the arrival of fun summer group shows. Jew York! The Kitchen! Emerging! Established! All of it’s going into one big pot. Time for some fun.
We’ve compiled a list of openings happening through Sunday. Summer has started and dOcUMenT(a) is on, which means gallerists are catching up on some Netflix. This week heralds the return of the sexy summer show (bright colors!), big, friendly group shows, and a city-wide test-drive for emerging curators.
This summer on the Lower East Side: white, artist-curated group shows and politically charged work. I reviewed the current shows at Orchard Street’s Rachel Uffner Gallery and On Stellar Rays this week at The L Magazine. Both are themed by taste, but one is more potent than the other.
This week at The L Magazine I discuss three Chelsea shows: Joseph Kosuth at Sean Kelly, Sascha Braunig at Foxy Production and Rochelle Feinstein at On Stellar Rays. A few words about Kosuth after the jump.