James Fuentes Gallery Moving to 55 Delancey

Posted on: September 2nd, 2010 at 6:12 am by

In due course, the mostly-dormant 55-D Delancey will carry the distinction of being the only gallery on Delancey.  A pioneer.  Since Creative Sign, Inc. relocated down the block last October, the storefront space has remained largely dormant.  Well, aside from the brief designer pop-up C’est Beau back in July. Now artist James Fuentes is on his way to the neighborhood.

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For the last three-and-a-half years, the James Fuentes Gallery was located, rather fittingly, at 35 St. James Place. This latest move to 55 Delancey, between Allen and Eldridge, provides a total of 1,200 square-feet of space for exhibitions and such.  He tells ARTINFO of his excitement about being near the New Museum and the burgeoning Orchard Street gallery scene, but is most pumped about the “iconic” status of the new Delancey location:

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[Photo Credit: Village Voice]

“I love the idea of being close to the New Museum,” said Fuentes. He says he likes being near the cluster of galleries on Orchard Street, “but not being on Orchard Street. Between myself and Feature and Simon Preston, this area is like a little bridge between the north and south sides of Delancey. I’m excited because it’s such an iconic street.”

Octogenarian filmmaker Jonas Mekas will kick off the opening on September 24 with an exhibit of his archival neighborhood footage.  The show is aptly titled “To New York with Love.”


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