A Big Chelsea Gallery Is Moving In

Postmasters gallery is coming to Tribeca (or Chibeca, if you must). From an email that went out late yesterday (I cut it down a bit):

After 4 years in East Village, 10 years in Soho and 15 years in Chelsea we are on the move again. […] We are thrilled to announce that Postmasters will be moving to 54 Franklin Street in Tribeca, taking over a spectacular 4,500 square-foot ground-floor space complete with large functional basement. [It’s the right half of the photo above, formerly the Lafayette Grill.]

New Postmasters will have significantly more exhibition space and this time around we will not make a cement box for the art. We will keep the 14-foot-tall Corinthian columns and wooden floors, build perfectly proportioned walls and bring some high-tech to the place. […]

We will be your destination space: large enough to have several projects presented at once; personal enough to be a place to hang out, talk about art, and contribute to ideas reflective of our time. There will be sofas. […]

Postmasters will reopen sometime in the fall, depending on the graces of the NYC Building Department. As we renovate, our offices will remain open for business, we will trawl the web, do pop-up events, and a “hard hat” show or two. We will announce that timeline shortly.

I don’t follow galleries enough to know whether Postmasters is a big deal (or even what its niche is)—if someone out there wants to give us context, be my guest.


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