Former directors of Lower East Side galleries Louis B. James, On Stellar Rays and Dodge Gallery have teamed up to start Yours Mine & Ours, a gallery that will open its doors at 54 Eldridge Street on September 11. The new space joins a number of galleries that have popped up on that two-block stretch of Eldridge Street on the L.E.S., including Tomorrow Gallery, Shoot the Lobster, and the Chinatown outpost of Gavin Brown’s enterprise.
It will be co-directed by three gallerists quite familiar with the neighborhood. Patton Hindle—who is currently a director of gallery partnerships at Artspace, and is still keeping that job—was the director of Dodge Gallery, which was housed in a former sausage factory on Rivington Street before closing in April 2014. Courtney Childress was most recently the director of Bushwick’s Life on Mars, and before that the director of the Bowery’s On Stellar Rays. And RJ Supa was the co-owner and director of Louis B. James, which closed last Sunday after five years on Orchard Street.
The artist roster will include Todd Bienvenu, Jeremy Couillard, and Mandy Lyn Ford, with more to be announced in the next few months. And Yours Mine & Ours will present a booth of Bienvenu’s work in the Exposure sector of Expo Chicago in September.
As for the intriguing name, it comes from the name of a Lucille Ball/Henry Fonda vehicle from the 1960s wherein 18 children from the couple’s previous marriages have to coexist in the same household. Hilarity ensues.