There’s more sad news for the New York art scene, which has been rocked by a number of gallery closures over the past couple of years years: Off Vendome, which Matt Moravec has run in Chelsea since February 2015, is shutting its doors at the end of this month. Located on two floors of a building on West 23rd Street near Eighth Avenue, Off Vendome had an impressive run, doing solo shows with Jeanette Mundt, Kyle Thurman, Talia Chetrit, Win McCarthy, Max Brand, and Juan Antonio Olivares, as well as a two-person outing with Lena Henke and Brand. News of the closure was first reported by Artforum.
Moravec entered the art-dealing game as cofounder of West Street Gallery with Alex Gartenfeld, which was in operation in Manhattan’s West Village from 2010 to 2012, and opened Off Vendome in Düsseldorf in 2013. That German branch also presented shows by a stellar array of artists, including Sam Anderson, Ian Cheng, Zak Kitnick, and Bradley Kronz, and also offered a two-person exhibition by Margaret Lee and Emily Sundblad. The gallery’s last show in Düsseldorf was by Veit Laurent Kurz and ran through February 27, 2016.
Off Vendome is currently taking part in the Condo New York program, hosting the Los Angeles gallery Freedman Fitzpatrick through July 28.