Following the closure of its TriBeCa gallery in 2014, Carriage Trade Gallery will open a new space on the Lower East Side this month, Andrew Russeth of Artnews reports. Located on the second floor of Two Hundred and Seventy-Seven Grand Street, the gallery has about 1,800 square feet of space.
A group show titled “American Interior” will inaugurate the space. Featuring artists such as Richard Artschwager, Richard Bosman, Dorothea Lange, Louise Lawler, and Paul McCarthy, the exhibition will examine American interiors “as a private, geographic, and psychic space” and “encourage a kind of trespass into realms which our media narratives have failed to tread.”
Director Peter Scott said the space reflects his interest “in combining the noncommercial mission of a nonprofit with the programming flexibility of a commercial gallery with the exhibition scope of a museum.” He added that its curatorial mission will be to bridge the “market gap,” where established artists are often shown in larger gallery and museum settings, separated from emerging artists whose works might explore common themes.