Filed under: Art Market, Art World | Tags: Chelsea, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Gagosian, GalleristNY, Matthew Marks, NYC, Rachel Corbett, Sean Kelly Gallery, Zwirner
We found this great post recently (along with many others) on the GalleristNY. Rachel Corbett reports on the nature of the Chelsea art scene. What is causing the boom in larger gallery spaces, especially considering that so many have closed up shop in recent years? Read on to hear Corbett’s perspective and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Supersize Chelsea!: In New York’s Main Art District, It’s Go Big or Go Home
“Be careful where you step,” shouted Maureen Bray over a percussion of power tools as she maneuvered past the electricians, sheetrockers and HVAC crew members who have two months to transform a 22,000-square-foot construction zone into the new home of Sean Kelly Gallery, which is about to triple in size. “Obviously this giant hole won’t be here,” said Ms. Bray, a director at the gallery, pointing to what will become a stairwell leading to a black-box theater—just one of three exhibition spaces, alongside expanded offices, a “canyon”-sized library and two private viewing rooms (“back where those toilets are now”).