Chelsea dealer Andrew Kreps is planning to decamp for the Lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca, opening in a two-floor, 10,000-square-foot space on 22 Cortlandt Alley in May 2019.
First up in the new location, which is being designed by Markus Dochantschi of StudioMDA, will be a one-person outing by the photographer Roe Ethridge, a mainstay of Kreps’s roster. (It will be his ninth show with the gallery!)
As it happens, Kreps just began operating another space in Tribeca, called 55 Walker (which is also its address), in collaboration with Bortolami (who’s located just down the street) and Kaufmann Repetto, which has spaces in Milan and Chelsea, the latter in a spot connected to Kreps’s current venue. (The co-operated 55 Walker enterprise was previously home to the nonprofit Artists Space, which is planning to open in a new space around the corner.)
“The two spaces will allow our artists the opportunity to exhibit in both a traditional gallery space, as well as a raw, architectural space, and will additionally foster a larger sense of collaboration with peers in the area,” Alex Fitzgerald, an associate director at Kreps, said in an email.
Tribeca has been a hotbed for art spaces of late, with outfits like Postmasters, the National Exemplar, Queer Thoughts, Ortuzar Projects, and Alexander & Bonin opening there in recent years, and the Bronx Museum moving into a building that will offer artist workspaces and a gallery. And then, of course, there is La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s Dream House, which offers potent, droning Minimalist music to all-comers deep into the night, long after the galleries close, four nights a week.