Laurel Gitlen Gallery Calls it Quits After 7 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted on: February 26th, 2016 at 10:13 am by
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After seven years of operations on the Lower East Side, the Laurel Gitlen Gallery is out of commission. The eponymous owner announced as much in an email blast to friends on Monday.

Gitlin began as showroom/project space on the left coast in Portland, and eventually relocated to 261 Broome Street in 2009. Four years later, the business moved to the larger space at 122 Norfolk Street.

Below is the letter to her network:

Dear friends,

After more than ten years, the gallery is closing.

From its initial incarnation as a project space in Portland, Oregon, to our last seven years here on the Lower East Side, the gallery has always focused on presenting ambitious, rigorous, and poetic exhibitions with visionary artists, in whom we believe deeply. We are extremely proud of both the projects we have realized at the gallery and in collaboration with institutions, as well as the growing careers we have built and nurtured in this short amount of time. We had the great privilege of taking part in an inspiring community of colleagues, curators, writers, and collectors. We are ever thankful for your joy, your support, and your friendship.

We look forward to the future, and to opportunities in which these conversations may continue.

The gallery is now closed to the public, but Chris and I will be available by phone and e-mail in the coming months. Thank you again for your enthusiasm, dedication, and patronage.

With immense gratitude,

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