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New York’s Churner & Churner Gallery Will Close

Installation view of Dave Hardy's recent show at Churner & Churner, with Jane Fonda (2014) in the ground.COURTESY CHURNER & CHURNER

Installation view of Dave Hardy’s recent show at Churner & Churner, with his Jane Fonda (2014) in the foreground.


After almost four years in business, Chelsea’s Churner & Churner gallery will close at the end of November. The gallery made the announcement over the weekend, releasing information for a final exhibition, “The Last Picture Show,” which will feature work by a dozen artists that the gallery has worked closely with, including Anthony Campuzano, Dave Hardy, Taylor Mead, and Lisi Raskin. It runs November 6 through 29, with an opening on Thursday, November 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Churner & Churner opened at 205 Tenth Avenue in March 2011 with a show by Joianne Bittle, and went on to present work by numerous contemporary artists as well as historical shows focused on topics like Paul McMahon’s 1972 Project Inc. exhibitions and Wooster Enterprises, the stationery-design studio created by Jaime Davidovich and Judith Henry in the late 1970s.

“Above all, Churner and Churner provided a platform for solo exhibitions, giving exposure to emerging artists and those who are historically relevant but perhaps under-recognized, with an emphasis on creating dialogues between several generations of exceptional artists,” the gallery’s owner, Rachel Churner, writes in a statement for the final show. “In particular, we wanted to connect those artists who came of age in the early ’70s, the so-called Pictures Generation, with those reaching their stride now.”

“‘The Last Picture Show,'” she adds, “is lovingly dedicated to my artists.”

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