“We will open the new space in May with a show by Christian Holstad,” gallery director Timo Kappeller told A.i.A. by phone. The show, “the book of hours,” will include sound installations by Martin Maugeais. “In the smaller gallery at the rear, there will be a show by Hito Steyerl.”
Though the distance is short–about 160 feet, according to Google Maps–the move will greatly increase the gallery’s size, from about 4,000 square feet to about 7,000 square feet, says Kappeller.
Kreps first opened his gallery in Chelsea in 1997, during the first wave of galleries setting up shop there. He has occupied his current location for seven years, and 537 will be his sixth location, according to Kappeller. Kreps shows American and European artists including sculptor Ricci Albenda, photographer Roe Ethridge and mixed-medium artists Goshka Macuga and Cheyney Thompson.
Currently on view at Kreps is “Ján ManÄuška: The Missing Room,” through Mar. 23.
Image: Medusa (fleshy cart) , 2009, vintage millinery tubing, vinyl, reflective fabric, lamé tubing and velvet, approx. 71 by 41 inches. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Kreps, New York.