In the past few years, Tribeca has seen a resurgence as New York galleries depart districts like Chelsea and the Lower East Side for new digs, making this neighborhood one of the go-to spots for art in the city. A heady brew of art enterprises has formed as a result: relatively young art spaces now exist side-by-side with Tribeca veterans like Postmasters Gallery and apexart, and edgy shows by artists on the rise can be found just blocks from ones by more established talent.
With the exception of David Zwirner, which runs a space called 52 Walker under the leadership of dealer Ebony L. Haynes, most of the world’s biggest galleries haven’t set up shop in Tribeca yet. That means that, at most galleries in this neighborhood, the average viewer will come into contact mostly with artists they don’t yet know, and surprises abound.
To help sort through the multitude of gallery shows in Tribeca right now, below is a guide to five of the best ones.