Alexander and Bonin has announced that they will be moving to a new space at 47 Walker Street in Tribeca this summer, thereby becoming the latest gallery to join the mass exodus from Chelsea. The new location, which will be designed by New York–based architecture firm Bade Stageberg Cox, will feature two floors totaling 7,000 square feet. A press release notes that 47 Walker Street recently served as Performa’s 2015 Biennial Hub.
Carolyn Alexander and Ted Bonin first opened the gallery in 1995 and moved into their current three-story Chelsea location two years later, just before the neighborhood became the art hub that it is today. In a statement, Bonin mentioned that he was “excited to take advantage of a larger space to introduce varied programming and exhibit our artists’ work on a more ambitious scale.” Alexander added,
“The high-ceilinged space, in a classic cast-iron building, provides a variety of exhibition spaces for our current roster and for projects with new artists. The first floor galleries will incorporate natural light and the lower level will house a designated space allocated to video, sound work, and performance.”
News of the move was first reported in August by Bloomberg News, republished here on Crain’s New York Business. The New York Times confirmed the new address last month.
Alexander and Bonin will reopen at 47 Walker Street sometime this summer. Until then, the gallery will operate out of a temporary space at 265 Canal Street.