After 25 years, New York’s Sandra Gering Inc. gallery will close this summer. Its final show, from May 11 to July 28, will be devoted to an installation by Jennifer Wen Ma. The gallery will officially shutter on August 31.
In a statement, Gering said, “To the many artists whose impact on the art community have enhanced and enriched my life and left footprints on the history of our world, I thank you. It is my belief that each of you, in every capacity, has brought more to the table than can possibly be appreciated.”
She continued: “Art is the unity of the human spirit, and our shared efforts throughout this creative and beautiful process have been its testament. I have had the privilege and good fortune to help promote this, with the contributions of so many supportive people, that I can only describe my time as a gallerist as one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.”
Gering opened her gallery in the West Village in 1991 and relocated a decade later to Chelsea. In 2006, Gering partnered with Javier López, renamed her space Gering & López Gallery, and relocated to 57th Street. Their partnership ended in 2013, when Gering moved her gallery to a 63rd Street townhouse and renamed it Sandra Gering Inc.
Over the course of its nearly 26-year run, Sandra Gering Inc. showed Orlan, Leo Villareal, Xavier Veilhan, William Anastasi, KAWS, and Janine Antoni, among others. Currently listed on the gallery’s roster are Villareal, whom Pace Gallery started representing last year, and David Levinthal. Gering’s statement did not include details on her future plans.