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New York Gallery Yours Mine & Ours to Close, Leaving Lower East Side With One More Void

Nicole Wittenberg, Paolo, 2018.

COURTESY YOURS MINE & OURS

The small but agile and astute New York gallery Yours Mine & Ours announced that it will close at the end of the month, after two and a half years of operation on the Lower East Side. In an email under the heading “A Long December,” the gallery wrote, “We’ve shown video games, paintings, sculptures, bongs, photographs, computer programs, videos, and even a large ceramic pipe that functioned as a planter. We’ve always had fun in this endeavor and hope our programming has shown you a bit of who we are, too, as people. With both sadness and joy, we will be closing our final exhibition next week on December 23rd.”

The current show, an exhibition of drawings on canvas by Nicole Wittenberg, marks the end of a run on Eldridge Street that featured memorable offerings by Jeremy Couillard, Rachel Hecker, Steve Locke, Hannah Barrett, Todd Bienvenu, and more. Late last year, Martin Roth presented a haunting but uplifting show in the form of “In November 2017 I collected a plant from the garden of a mass shooter,” which featured a succulent plucked secretively—as a sign of hope amid despair—from the yard of the murderer who killed 59 people in Las Vegas, as well as carpeting inspired by the kind in the casino hotel from which he attacked. (The shooter’s name, pointedly, was left out of the show.)

Earlier that same year, Jeremy Couillard’s exhibition “Alien Afterlife” put forth an ambitious large-screen video game developed by the artist as well as alien sculptures that typed strange communiques on laptops in the gallery’s basement. Also in 2017, Yours Mine & Ours presented a group affair titled “The Roger Ailes Memorial Show: Fair and Balanced.”

RJ Supa, one of the founders of the gallery along with Patton Hindle (currently the director of arts at Kickstarter), Nick Rymer, and Courtney Childress (who left the gallery previously), told ARTnews, “We all felt like we were being pulled in different directions. Patton is at Kickstarter, Nick is a professor, and I’m preparing for a solo show at Marinaro gallery in January. In order to sustain the business we needed all hands on deck, and it wasn’t possible given the current financial landscape. Personally, I’m going to focus on my art.”

 

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