Coming Soon: Munch Gallery at 245 Broome Street

Posted on: October 12th, 2010 at 6:19 am by

It appears a rather unconventional gallery of sorts is coming to the neighborhood. One that focuses on fetish and erotica. A tiny sign gracing the windows of the recently-renovated 245 Broome Street announces the new exhibition space – Munch Gallery.

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Piqued by the minimalist signage, we reached out to owner and Danish transplant Lillan Munch to elicit more information about her eponymous gallery.  She was quite forthcoming with details.  The 800 square-foot storefront will showcase a variety of paintings, photography, prints, small books, and zines. We are told most of the photographic material will be queer and fetish art, including an ongoing collaboration with Robert Greco of Try State Magazine [NSFW]; the other pieces will remain more contemporary and broader in style.

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Munch’s stated mission is to stand apart from other local galleries, both on the Lower East Side and in Chelsea. Or, in her own words:

Nothing like the big, white Chelsea spaces.  The idea is to create a space that is free from pretentiousness and aloofness. Not sparse or silent, but involved and plentiful. Lots of talking and getting together.

Munch should open in mid-December.  How will the local gallery scene react to the unconventional approach?

Munch Gallery, 245 Broome Street

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