Image: Installation of solo exhibition of artwork by Helen Sear, who will be the first female solo artist, representing Wales at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.
After 7+ years in its current location at 111 Front Street, the Klompching Gallery is delighted to announce its relocation to a new space in DUMBO.
Klompching Gallery will be relocating to the corner of Main and Water Street. The new gallery space is in an historic building, originally designed in 1906 for the Robert Gair Company, by the pioneering industrial architect, William Higginson. The building is flanked on two sides by the Empire Stores, famously photographed by Berenice Abbott.
In a significant move, the gallery will be at street level, bringing increased visibility and foot traffic to its exhibitions of exceptional contemporary fine art photography. The internal design of the space, with its soaring ceilings, will be inspired by the rich history of the building – one of New York’s first buildings to utilize reinforced concrete in its structure.
The relocation is being facilitated by the gallery’s landlord, Two Trees Management, which has a long history of investing in the arts and culture of DUMBO. The owners of the gallery – Darren and Debra Klomp Ching – are very grateful to be working closely with the property owner, who is genuinely committed to maintaining a critical mass of arts and culture in the local neighborhood. At a time when the 'gallery neighborhoods' of New York are in a state of flux, this vision of stability is important and welcomed.
This move comes about within the context of an en-masse relocation of the galleries in DUMBO. The Klompching Gallery is among seven galleries taking up new spaces, and is looking forward to remaining in DUMBO for the long-term.
The gallery's current exhibition, a solo show of new work by the artist Doug Keyes, will be the last show prior to moving. Throughout the relocation period, the gallery will operate on an appointments basis.
During this time, Klompching Gallery will also be exhibiting at the 2015 AIPAD Photography Show, at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, April 16-19.
Klompching Gallery is scheduled to reopen in late May 2015. Further announcements will be made soon.