New York’s James Fuentes gallery announced today that this Sunday it will open a project space within its gallery at 55 Delancey Street.
The 400-square-foot space is called Allen & Eldridge (two streets that do not intersect, though they do frame the gallery). Over the phone Fuentes said that the gallery had just wrapped up an expansion project, going from 800 square feet to 1,800 by incorporating the space next door, and saw the left-over space as an opportunity.
“Because we’re starting a new chapter with the gallery, with the new space,” he said, “it just seemed like a really great juncture to try and incorporate some new voices into the program and have the ability to present these intimate exhibitions by great and interesting young artists, and not have to plan a year in advance, just be able to follow my gut and impulse.”
Fuentes also pointed out that the 400-square-foot space is about the size of his first gallery, which he opened in 2007 off St. James Place in Chinatown.
Sunday’s first show will feature a new incarnation of Edward Shenk and Victor Vaughn’s series, “King’s Hill,” a “series of fan-gaze removals initially debuted mid-2014 under a commission from Rhizome,” based on the cartoon King of the Hill. Allen & Eldridge has also planned shows with Violet Dennison, Hannah Levy, Eric Mack, Tore Wallert, “and more,” so stay tuned.