The New Gallery on Walker

The rumor that a gallery is coming to 47 Walker proved to be true. The New York Times reports that the Alexander and Bonin gallery will open there in the summer after 18 years in Chelsea.

The gallery moves out on Jan. 10, after which it will continue to operate in a temporary space at 265 Canal Street [Broadway/Lafayette] until the new site is ready. […] The new exhibition space will occupy two floors and more than 7,000 square feet, which will include a basement area for video, sound work and performance. […] “We’ve always been a gallery people come to, to see the artists we represent,” said Ted Bonin, who, with his partner, Carolyn Alexander, represents John Ahearn, Peter Hujar and Doris Salcedo, among others. “We have enjoyed the peacefulness of this location and we’re going to achieve that again at Walker Street. It’s a beautiful block that is away from all the noise and rushing quality of much of Manhattan. You sort of feel you’ve stepped into another time.”

Below: The list of artists represented by Alexander and Bonin, along with works by Ahearn, Hujar, and Salcedo.

Alexander and Bonin artistsDouble Dutch by John Ahearn photo by Joerg Lohse courtesy Alexander and BoninTomb Figure with Two Sculptures by Peter Hujar photo by Joerg Lohse courtesy Alexander and BoninShibboleth by Doris Salcedo courtesy Alexander and Bonin