The galleries are slowly emerging post-pandemic

The Tribeca Gallery District is coming back to life, albeit slowly and bit by bit. Still, a few galleries have decided to wait it out till summer is over, and unfortunately time may show that some have folded all together. I will add to this list as I learn more.

Tennis Elbow — the new gallery on White — has hung a new piece each week of the pandemic in its window — it goes up each Saturday at noon — and has given 10 percent of their proceeds to a different charity each week — the FoodBank for NYC, CityMeals, NAACP, and several others.

Hemingway opened on June 25, but during the pandemic they also started an online source for their artists’ work. Tribeca pick-up and free delivery in NYC is available for all pieces on the site.

Sapar Contemporary is open and presenting a two-person exhibition called Jumping the Shadow that celebrates the New York City debut of Indonesian contemporary artists Iwan Effendi and Mulyana, both of which are inspired by the puppetry tradition. The show is up through August 21 and there is an opening event on July 10 from 11a to 3p. RSVP is required via to ensure that groups are under 10 people. From July 8 on the exhibition could be viewed by appointment, Tuesday through Friday.

R & Company, the gallery founded 20 years ago by Tribecan Zesty Meyers, is holding virtual exhibitions as well as online Zoom conversations with artists. Next up: a conversation between contemporary artist Nancy Lorenz and design historian Daniella Ohad on July 14 at 2p.

Bortolami opened on July 6 with the continuation of Rebecca Morris’ first solo exhibition at the gallery. A maximum of eight visitors will be allowed in the gallery at one time in order to comply with New York City’s social distancing guidelines. Visitors must wear a mask to enter the gallery space. Summer gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 11a – 6p and Fridays 11a – 3p.

There are just a few days left to see the show that went up before the pandemic — Joseph Beuys and Serkan Ozkaya; and Ruben Natal-San Miguel. Opening on July 15 is “Iowa Dream” is a show of large-scale, unrushed and unpopulated paintings by Serena Stevens. And with it, a good quote for the times: “If you slow things down, you notice things you hadn’t seen before.” – Robert Wilson


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PPOW, founded in 1983 by Penny Pilkington and Wendy Olsoff (note initials) will move down from Chelsea this fall.