[NOTE: Published in July 2007] In the NYTimes, Seth Kugel provides a listing of galleries that are open in August: “We’re approaching August in Manhattan, when the island pulls a mini-Paris and coughs up a sizable chunk of its population, spraying the natives Jackson Pollock-like onto the beaches and into the country homes of the New York region. That may mean easy restaurant reservations and plenty of room to play Frisbee in the park, but for those who love the energy of New York’s countless and varied art galleries, it’s a problem. Chelsea’s blocks of galleries become a ghost town in August. And on weekends, even the ghosts flee to the Hamptons. But there are enough galleries open elsewhere in the city to fill a Saturday, many of them a few subway stops away in the adjoining neighborhoods of SoHo and the Lower East Side. They range from the one-guy-in-a-tiny-room-tending-to-works-of-emerging-artists kind to the elegantly appointed, lusciously air-conditioned places where both the prices and the ceilings can be astonishingly high. Some are even open on, gasp, Sunday.” Read more.
[Image at top: Jennifer Davis, 4 am, 20 x 24 inches. courtesy of Jen Bekman Gallery]
Cuchifritos, at the southern end of the Essex Street Market, 120 Essex Street, between Delancey and Rivington Streets, (212) 598-4124; www.aai-nyc.org/cuchifritos. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 237 Eldridge Street, between Houston and Stanton Streets, (212) 253-0700; www.sundaynyc.com. Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Thierry Goldberg Projects, 5 Rivington Street. between Chrystie Street and the Bowery, (212) 967-2260; www.thierrygoldberg.com. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m to 6 p.m.
Jen Bekman Gallery, 6 Spring Street, between the Bowery and Elizabeth Street, (212) 219-0166; www.jenbekman.com. Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Envoy, 131 Chrystie Street, between Broome and Delancey Streets, (212) 226-4555; www.envoygallery.com. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Arcadia Fine Arts, 51 Greene Street, between Broome and Grand Streets, (212) 965-1387; www.arcadiafinearts.com. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Westwood Gallery, 568 Broadway, fifthfloor, between Prince and Houston Streets, (212) 925-5700; www.westwoodgallery.com. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May close for part of August.
Jonathan Shorr Gallery, 109 Crosby Street, between Prince and Houston Streets, (212) 334-1199; www.jonathanshorrgallery.com. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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