Rendering of Paul Kasmin’s new Chelsea gallery space. Image: Kasmin / studioMDA.

Paul Kasmin to Open Chelsea Gallery with Rooftop Sculpture Garden

Paul Kasmin Gallery announced today that it will open a fourth Chelsea location that will feature a rooftop sculpture garden situated alongside New York’s High Line Park. The outdoor space will host a rotating exhibition program, bringing contemporary works by the gallery’s artists to the six million people who visit the promenade each year.

“The new gallery is the result of many years of discussion,” said Kasmin. “Nearly all galleries in Chelsea are adapted industrial spaces, so the real ambition has been to create a purpose-built exhibition space with the sole intention of showing art at its very best and bringing the shows outside of the gallery walls.”

Opening in October with an exhibition of new works by Walton Ford, as well as a Joel Shapiro installation slated for the roof, the gallery was designed by studioMDA, the Markus Dochantschi–founded firm, which has a history of collaborating with Kasmin. The studio has also worked on the galleries at 515 West Twenty-Seventh Street and 297 Tenth Avenue, as well as on numerous art fair booths.

Located at 509 West Twenty-Seventh Street, the building will be constructed entirely out of white concrete that will be textured in order to evoke a wooden structure. The rooftop garden will provide the gallery with an additional five thousand square feet of space and will also feature twenty-eight skylights, which will allow natural light to illuminate the exhibitions below.

Founded in SoHo in 1989, Paul Kasmin Gallery represents Walton Ford, Robert Indiana, Les Lalanne, Iván Navarro, Roxy Paine, and Elliott Puckette, among others, as well as the estates of Lee Krasner, Constantin Brancusi, William N. Copley, Max Ernst, Simon Hantaï, Jane Freilicher, and Robert Motherwell.