NEW YORK—After five years in a Chelsea space on West 22nd Street in New York, the Marianne Boesky Gallery is planning to relocate to a new space at 509 West 24th street that will be built from the ground up. Owner Marianne Boesky has hired architect Deborah Berke, who designed the Yale School of Art, to design the gallery, which will comprise 6,000 square feet of space on the ground floor of a 10,000-square-foot building.
“Instead of restoring an existing garage space, we wanted to do something different,” Boesky told ARTnewsletter, adding that building from scratch offers the chance to improve on the usual concept of gallery space. “Most galleries are pretty austere and minimal. I wanted to have flexibility in the exhibition areas,” says Boesky, noting that the ground floor will have three exhibition spaces as well as offices. The new gallery will open in mid-2006 with a show of recent works by Barnaby Furnas.