Laurel Gitlen Gallery Transforms 122 Norfolk Street

Posted on: March 20th, 2013 at 9:46 am by
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There had been some initial delays, but that’s all in the past. Laurel Gitlen (fka Small A Projects) is now comfy in her new showroom, just a few months after walking out on a four-year residency at 261 Broome Street, the former Lower East Side BID visitors center. Its new location – around the corner from Schiller’s – is quite an upgrade from the quaint block it left behind.

Until renovations began last year, the facade of 122 Norfolk Street was boxed up as unused, leasing signs perpetually seeking that ever-illusive tenant. However, with the arrival of Laurel Gitlen’s eponymous gallery, the entire storefront has undergone a complete metamorphosis. You’ll surely do a double-take when walking by (even as you yell at us for calling you Shirley).

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Meanwhile, its previous headquarters seamlessly transitioned to another likeminded occupant – the Denny Gallery. These guys specialize in “work by emerging and mid-career artists whose practices are interdisciplinary, process-oriented, aware of their social and institutional contexts, and engaged with contemporary issues, materials and technologies.”

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