Just when the summer season seemed to be completely finished, two New York art dealers have announced plans for one final summertime exhibition, which will run for just two days this weekend, August 29 and 30, at 224 Main Street in Germantown, New York, a town of 1,954 people located about two hours north of the city by car.
The dealers in question are Matt Moravec, who runs Chelsea’s Off Vendome gallery and Taylor Trabulus, the director of Martos Gallery (another Chelsea outfit) and its scrappy Lower East Side project space, Shoot the Lobster. They have titled it, fittingly enough, “Summer Group Show.” Among the artists are Nicholas Buffon, Lena Henke, Jessi Reaves, Jeanette Mundt, Karlheinz Weinberger, and Sam Anderson. (Complete details follow below.)
How did it come about? “We had been talking separately,” the two dealers said in an email, “Matt with Lena and Taylor with Jessi, about organizing a summer show. We had the idea to do something casual and fun, in a domestic, nontraditional space. When we realized we were all thinking the same thing we decided to do it together.”
That space is the studio of the artist Kyle Thurman. “When Matt told Kyle we were looking for a space, he was kind enough to offer us his studio for the week,” the two shared. “It has two walls and lots of natural light. It’s also across the street from a good bar.”