New York gallery Wallspace will close on August 7, after its current exhibition of work by Deborah Remington comes down, the gallery’s co-founders, Janine Foeller and Jane Hait, said in an email Wednesday morning. In their statement, Foeller and Hait said:
We are deeply proud of the program we have built. We have worked hard to shine a light on rigorous, risk-taking practices, and owe a great debt to the artists and community that have allowed us to do so. It has been our immense privilege to nourish a roster of artists who have inspired us, challenged us and enriched our lives in immeasurable ways. We are better people for knowing you and we thank you for working with us to make Wallspace the special place it has been. To the rich community of artists, curators, collectors, writers and peers who have supported us as friends and colleagues over the years, we thank you for your dedication, generosity, enthusiasm and camaraderie. We have been humbled and sustained by your thoughtful viewership, and look forward to continued opportunities to collaborate in the future.
Founded in 2003, the gallery worked with and exhibited an wide range of artists, including Walead Beshty (whose career the gallery helped launch), Mark Grotjahn, Michael E. Smith, Johannes VanDerBeek, N. Dash, Jay Defeo, and many more. All of these artists are listed in Foeller and Hait’s email, under the heading “Wallspace 2003-2015.”