Chelsea’s Cristin Tierney Gallery will depart its current space in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood on West 28th Street for the Lower East Side, where it will take up residence at 219 Bowery. The gallery will officially move into its new location in January, with programming there set to begin in March.
In an email, Cristin Tierney told ARTnews, “Many of us have been talking about the changes happening in the art market and the larger art world. Here in New York, galleries are either closing or consolidating. Neither option appeals to us. But the old model art gallery also feels increasingly out-of-date and, frankly, untenable.”
Along with the move, the gallery plans to expand programming to include digital catalogues and more talks and discussions. Tierney continued, “We spent time this summer reviewing the last 12 years of business, thinking about core values, context, and content. To best help our artists present their work in a manner that generates meaningful discussions and inspires other artistic responses, we needed a drastic change.”
This move is another in a series of galleries leaving Chelsea for other areas in the city. Last week, Andrew Kreps Gallery and James Cohan Gallery, both of which have long been based in Chelsea, revealed plans to decamp for Tribeca. Other galleries to have departed Chelsea for other neighborhoods in New York in recent years include Anton Kern Gallery, Alexander and Bonin, Bortolami, and Foxy Production.