Munch Gallery to Open January 22

Posted on: January 12th, 2011 at 6:08 am by

Munch Gallery, which promises unconventional “alternative” art, has pretty much been a void since we first reported on its imminent arrival at 245 Broome Street. Indeed, there was an initial spike in renovations back in October, but then silence.  Silence, even as its storefront-mate got all gussied up as the Top Hat boutique stationary store.

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But, Houston, we have liftoff! Proprietor (and Copenhagen transplant) Lillan Munch just sent us a communique regarding the grand opening of her namesake contemporary art gallery. Munch will launch on January 22 in partnership with racy photo mag Try State Magazine [NSFW] and entertainment company Harder Candy Productions.

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More from the press release:

The January 22nd  launch party will feature a free “Go-Go-Boy” life drawing class for artists from 6:00PM-7:30PM, followed by a reception to preview the newest issue of Try State Magazine.  Photographs from the third issue will be exhibited but not for sale, however, patrons will be able to write on the 16” x 20” photos and express their reactions to the images, which will then be returned to the artists. Many of the artists featured in attendance and copies of the magazine will be available for purchase.

The opening will also expose some of Munchʼs anticipated upcoming shows including celebrated Danish artist, Morten Schelde, who was recently commissioned to produce a permanent installation at the Amalienborg Royal Palace.  Schelde is known for his multimedia work which combines physical and imaginary spaces into newly created narratives that explore the gaps between romance, melancholy, belief and skepticism.

Munch Gallery, 245 Broome Street, (212) 228-1600

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